Work is underway at luxury car company Aston Martin to expand its headquarters and prepare for its next generation of sportscars.
The Gaydon, Warwickshire-based company said in a statement that it was seeking to employ an extra 250 workers in engineering, manufacturing and commercial roles and add new facilities – including a chassis and pilot build area – that would cover 10,000 square metres.
"I am very happy to be able to execute another part of our manufacturing strategy by extending our already highly-efficient facility,” said Keith Stanton, the company’s manufacturing operations director.
"The improvements at Gaydon are a big step forward, and the development will enable us to streamline and finesse our manufacturing processes which, in turn, will allow us to be leaner and even more competitive."
The Telegraph notes that the 20 million pound investment is part of Aston Martin’s broader 500 million pound strategy for its future sportscar range.
The first of these is predicted to be a Lagonda sports utility vehicle, likely to come out in 2018 with plans for exports to China.