TRH The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and HRH Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, the Crown Prince of the Kingdom of Bahrain, officially opened McLaren Automotive’s new £50m production facility in Rotherham.

The 75,000 sq ft facility on the Advanced Manufacturing Park (AMP) in Rotherham is the supercar manufacturer’s second only production facility and the first outside its native Woking.

After completing trial tubs in 2019 and once fully operational in 2020, the McLaren Composites Technology Centre (MCTC) will create over 200 direct jobs and produce carbon fibre tubs that are integral to the agility and performance of its sportscars and supercars.

Mike Flewitt, chief executive officer of McLaren Automotive (pictured, far left), said: “It is an important milestone for us as a ground-breaking, innovative car company and allows us to tap into the great energy, vitality and skills this part of the world has to offer.”

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