New era for Prodrive as it moves to new headquarters

Prodrive's new headquarters south of junction 11 of the M40. NNL-150421-154829001
Prodrive's new headquarters south of junction 11 of the M40. NNL-150421-154829001

Prodrive has begun a new era after moving into its new headquarters alongside the M40 motorway.

The British motorsport firm has already begun relocating to its new 110,000 sq ft facility south of junction 11 and has started manufacturing its first parts.

The building will be home to both its motorsport business, which runs the Aston Martin Racing team as well as the MINI and Volkswagen Golf in rallying, and its advanced technology division, which works with businesses in the automative, aerospace defence and marine sectors.

David Richards, Prodrive chairman, said: “This is the beginning of a new era for the company. For the first time all our motorsport, advanced technology and manufacturing operations will be under one roof in a modern purpose-built facility.

“This will enable us to operate far more efficiently and to increase the collaboration and technology transfer between our businesses.”

Prodrive was originally based at Silverstone in 1984 before moving to Acorn Way, Banbury in 1986. The firm has transformed from a motorsport team running Porsche rally cars to an international technology firm.