Britishvolt teams up with Prologis to build £200m battery tech centre in UK

WCN Editorial Team 31 May 2022 EUROPE ENERGY & UTILITIES

Britishvolt, a UK-based battery technology firm, has teamed up with logistics real estate operator Prologis to construct a new £200m battery tech centre in the West Midlands, UK.

Winvic has been chosen as the main contractor for the battery cell scale-up facility at Prologis Park Hams Hall just outside Birmingham.

This centre will be leased by Britishvolt from Prologis.

Furthermore, this centre will complement Britishvolt’s £300m battery gigaplant factory being built by ISG in Northumberland.

The Hams Hall centre will spearhead new cell formats and electro chemistries to create higher performance batteries of the future while helping reduce cell costs for more affordable electric cars.

The West Midlands site is called as the ‘Battery Corridor’ given that is home to the Warwick Manufacturing Group, Advanced Propulsion Centre and UK Battery Industrialisation Centre.

Britishvolt property director Paul Franklin said: “This is another important milestone for Britishvolt, UK plc and its world class automotive industry.

“The UK’s battery ecosystem is a global leader in integrated technology development and industrialisation with the Warwick Manufacturing Group, Faraday Institution, UK Battery Industrialisation Centre and the Advanced Propulsion Centre.

“I am delighted to see Britishvolt lead the UK’s journey into re-industrialisation with the first full-scale battery Gigaplant. The new scale-up facilities announced today will help the UK build on its home-grown battery intellectual property and level up the country ready for the energy transition.”

Last October, Winvic had commenced early works on the Hams Hall site. Completion of the structure is anticipated in July with fit out and equipment installation work to be carried out through to third quarter end of 2023.
Image: Completion of the structure is anticipated in July. Credit: marcinjozwiak from Pixabay

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