£60m contract secured to extend West Midlands gigafactory

NG Bailey has secured a £60m contract to expand Britishvolt’s new vehicle battery plant.

The deal will see the firm connect the gigafactory development with a local technology hub, through the creation of a new site at Hams Hall situated just outside of Birmingham.

Construction will be carbon neutral throughout the Prologis Hams Hall scheme with an aim of achieving EPC A rating.

NG Bailey sector director Dan Smith said: “Our experience as the principal contractor delivering the UK Battery Industrialisation Centre [in Coventry], which was an all-new centre of excellence for battery technology, and our knowledge of the Britishvolt manufacturing process means that this new phase will undoubtedly be a great success as we meet customer demands for battery production and transition to a greener future.”

Britishvolt project director Richard McDonell said: “NG Bailey brings fit-out knowledge and expertise to the new scale-up facilities, which will help the UK build on its home-grown battery intellectual property and level up the country ready for the energy transition.”

NG Bailey is also working on Britishvolts other gigafactory in Blyth, Northumberland and its gigaplant for lithium-ion batteries in Wales.