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Britishvolt teams up with Prologis for West Midlands technology hub

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Unifying its Northumberland gigaplant facility, which is under construction near Blyth, to a centrally-located technology hub, Britishvolt is partnering with Prologis to build its UK battery cell scale-up hub in the West Midlands.

With a budget exceeding £200M, the plan looks to create upwards of 150 highly skilled jobs at the Prologis Park Hams Hall site near Birmingham.

The new facilities are set to be net-zero carbon in construction and will achieve an EPC A rating in operation.

Britishvolt Property Director Paul Franklin said: “This is another important milestone for Britishvolt, UK plc and its world-class automotive industry. The UK’s battery ecosystem is a global leader in integrated technology development and industrialisation with the Warwick Manufacturing Group, Faraday Institution, UK Battery Industrialisation Centre and the Advanced Propulsion Centre.

“I am delighted to see Britishvolt lead the UK’s journey into re-industrialisation with the first full-scale battery Gigaplant. The new R&D and scale-up facilities will help the UK build on its home-grown battery intellectual property and level up the country ready for the energy transition.”

The project will be constructed by main contractor Winvic, with Caunton Engineering supplying the steelwork.

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