Rolls-Royce marks centre progress with visit of luxury car

FUTURE PLANS The Rolls-Royce Wraith at the site of the Technology and Logistics Centre
FUTURE PLANS The Rolls-Royce Wraith at the site of the Technology and Logistics Centre
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IT’S A building site at the moment – but soon this area will be full of top of the range Rolls-Royces.

A new Rolls-Royce Wraith was driven on to land at Bognor Regis, which will soon be home to the company’s Technology and Logistics Centre, to mark the progress that has been made.

How the site will eventually look

How the site will eventually look

Chief executive officer Torsten Müller-Ötvös said: ‘The construction of our Technology and Logistics Centre is well under way and on track.

‘This considerable investment reflects the ongoing success of our business and demonstrates our full commitment to building our future here in West Sussex.’

The Technology and Logistics Centre is on the Oldlands Farm Business Park on the northern edge of Bognor Regis, eight miles from the home of Rolls-Royce at Goodwood, West Sussex.

The new 30,000sq m facility will provide logistics support to the company’s manufacturing plant and head office at Goodwood, West Sussex for current and future models.

The facility will consolidate three current operations: an inbound warehouse for production parts, a distribution centre – including an inbound body store and finished car store – and a workshop.

Described by commentators as ‘Putting the Regis back into Bognor Regis’ at the time of the announcement, the Rolls-Royce Technology and Logistics Centre site has been identified by Arun District Council as part of its ‘Enterprise Bognor Regis’ initiative.

The area is being developed as a new premier business location in West Sussex, reserved for mixed office and industrial use.

The aim of this construction is to support development to deliver a new generation of buildings in a high quality environment to sustain both newly established and growing businesses.

Rolls-Royce is the first major business to take advantage of the initiative.

Mr Müller-Ötvös said: ‘Rolls-Royce Motor Cars makes a significant impact on the local economy and our business is a British luxury manufacturing success.’

Rolls-Royce Motor Cars has announced that it will produce a new drophead tourer in 2016.

It is expected that the Technology and Logistics Centre will be complete and in operation by early 2016.