McLaren’s F1 engine supplier, Honda to build garage to Milton Keynes and joining Red Bull Racing in the city.
Milton Keynes Development Partnership has agreed a deal with NL Property to build out a new R&D facility for Honda at Grampian Gate, Winterhill, adjacent to their existing Mugen Honda unit. It will house the main R&D function for their push into F1 engine technology advancement.
The new facility will create approximately 35 full-time jobs, which will be a mixture of high-skilled engineering positions and support staff and by 2018 it is expected to house 65 full time staff.
The Director and Co-founder of NL Property Guy Harman said: ‘NLProperty assisting Honda R&D are delighted to be expanding Honda’s F1 operations in Milton Keynes for the future through the creation of a new R&D building.
“Honda is supplying its F1 engines and this facility will service that venture. Due to the dynamic nature of F1 we were delighted that MKDP worked expediently with the team in ensuring that the transaction was concluded to meet the needs of the F1 season. The professional nature of MKDP has played no small part in enabling the successful outcome for all and to the benefit of Milton Keynes.’
Charles Macdonaldm, the Chief Exeutive of MKDP, said: This is great news and a good example of what can be achieved by working proactively together to deliver greater benefit to Milton Keynes. I would personally like to thank Honda and NL Property for their professionalism as well as the home team, our Board and Council Officers for their support and assistance delivering this milestone project’ (Graphics from MKweb)