Richard Harrington MP, Minister for Business and Industry, opened Millbrook’s latest addition to its technology park, Building 22, on the 12th September. The opening was on the second day of the Zero Emissions Vehicle (ZEV) Summit, hosted in this brand new space.
Building 22 benefitted from SEMLEP investment, through the Local Growth Fund. Attracting businesses and therefore talent to the site is crucial for drawing highly skilled jobs to Central Bedfordshire, and SEMLEP has recognised Millbrook’s status as a centre of technical excellence for enriching the local community.
Millbrook’s proving ground in Bedfordshire, UK is a home to a growing number of vehicle technology companies, each benefitting from having immediate access to Millbrook’s tracks, test facilities and expertise. As a hub of innovation, Millbrook is committed to growing and investing to meet the needs of its customers.
During the official opening, visitors received a tour of the new building, including its vast main area featuring 8m-high ceilings and a built-in folding partition for splitting the workshop into two discreet areas. The 5m-high doors will allow customers to bring their vehicles into the building for development or demonstration, whether they are the size of a city car or a double decker bus.