TVR factory in Wales on the starting grid
Posted on 29 Dec 2020 and read 616 times
has announced that renovation works at its new home in the Ebbw Vale Enterprise Zone in South Wales will begin in mid January following the confirmation of funding support from the Welsh government.
Jones Brothers (Henllan) Ltd has been awarded the principal contract for a significant programme of works including replacement of the main building’s roof, the recladding of the building, extensive groundworks and also preparation of a prototype build area at the side of the intended main production area.
Les Edgar, chairman of TVR, said: “This is a fantastic milestone in our mission to rejuvenate an iconic British brand, and we are all tremendously excited to witness the renovation of our new home in Ebbw Vale.
“We have hundreds of faithful depositors world-wide who are patiently waiting to take delivery of their new Griffiths sports cars, so I hope they are just as delighted as we are.
“Our partners in the Welsh government have shown stoic support through challenging times and I must extend my personal thanks to all those who share our vision of helping to develop a sustainable automotive sector in South Wales.”
Welsh government Economy Minister Ken Skates said: “I am very pleased we are moving ahead with our investment in a strategically important building on Rassau Industrial Estate, which is situated within the Tech Valleys.
“The Welsh government’s investment will help secure this significant building for extensive refurbishment for the beneficial use of business.
“The former ‘Techboard’ building has enormous potential and will be an ideal location for TVR which has identified the property as its prospective new home in South Wales.”
Around 80 people are initially expected to be employed at the Ebbw Vale site once refurbishment works are completed, eventually expanding to 200 when Griffith production is fully ramped up.