Dorset-headquartered Meggitt’s plans for a new £130m facility that will provide a base for up to 1,000 employees have been approved.
Planning consent has been granted for the joint venture between Opus Land and Manse to build the 440,000 sq ft building in the West Midlands.
Meggitt, a world leader in aerospace, defence and energy, employs more than 11,000 workers at over 40 manufacturing facilities and regional offices worldwide.
The major West Midlands project will be constructed at Ansty Park, Coventry, and will bring together a number of Meggitt’s operations.
The 440,000 sq ft facility will combine the company’s aircraft braking systems, control systems, customer services and support and corporate shared services departments.
Plans include an engineering and manufacturing centre for future aerospace thermal management technology which has already supported by the UK Aerospace Technology Institute (ATI) with a research and development award from the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy of £3.7m.
Development is expected to start in August and be completed by October 2019.
David Mitchell and Richard Smith joint managing directors of the Manse Opus joint venture, said: “We are delighted to have secured this planning consent.
“It marks the beginning of construction for one of the Midlands’ most important industrial parks.
“This deal with Meggitt is the largest in the region to our knowledge for many many years, a reflection on the quality of the location, what has been created by Homes England at Ansty Park and what Manse Opus is in the process of creating on the surplus Rolls-Royce land.”