EXPANSION is set to begin at the home of luxury car giant Rolls-Royce Motor Cars.
An extra 2,500 square metres will be added to the assembly hall and an extension will increase the surface finish centre by 1,000 square metres at the manufacturing plant, in Goodwood, Chichester.
On Monday, government business minister Mark Prisk toured the site and unveiled a commemorative banner to signify the start of the nine-month project, which willstart early next year.
The news follows a growth in Rolls-Royce sales over the past 18 months and a greater demand for personalised Ghost and Phantom car models.
Mr Prisk said: ‘I’m delighted to have been invited to the start of the building expansion programme at Rolls-Royce Motor Cars.
‘The company’s hand-built luxury models are flag bearers for British manufacturing and we should join Rolls-Royce in celebrating this great British success story.’
Torsten Müller-Ötvös, chief executive officer of Rolls-Royce Motor Cars, said: ‘We are extremely proud of our achievements and Rolls-Royces are rightly lauded as the best cars in the world by press and customers.’
He added: ‘Our investment demonstrates confidence in this unique brand, our commitment to our Home at Goodwood – the only place in the world where Rolls‑Royce motor cars are built – and signals the next phase in the development of our company.’