Contractor named for eight-year contract to extend Rolls-Royce Derby campus

Rolls' Raynesway site will be transformed

Balfour Beatty has won the race to become the construction partner for the expansion work at Rolls-Royce’s expansion at Raynesway, Derby.

The extra space is needed to meet the growth in demand from the Ministry of Defence and as a result of the AUKUS agreement, which will see Rolls-Royce increase its capacity to manufacture reactor components for nuclear submarines.

As part of the package of works, which will be carried out in stages over the next eight years, Balfour Beatty will deliver infrastructure enabling works, build new manufacturing and office facilities, and redevelop existing industrial buildings on site.

Derby City Council gave the green light to redevelopment plans for the expansion last month. The move is set to create 1,170 jobs.

As part of the project, several existing buildings will be demolished to pave the way for the new infrastructure and the construction of another multi-storey car park will see surface parking in St Modwen Park for Rolls-Royce employees and a new footbridge.