McLaren Automotive to build new Manufacturing Facility in Sheffield thanks to Partnership with University of Sheffield


A pioneering partnership between the luxury sports car producer McLaren Automotive and the University of Sheffield’s Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) has led to the development of a significant new manufacturing facility – bringing a £100 million boost to the economy.

The creation of the Composites Technology Centre is a result of the pioneering partnership between McLaren and the University of Sheffield’s AMRC. The new facility is projected to create 200 new jobs and will be based in the UK’s first Advanced Manufacturing Innovation District. Its purpose is to develop and manufacture advanced carbon fibre chassis for McLaren Automotive’s supercars.

As part of the partnership, the University of Sheffield’s AMRC Training Centre will also immediately start training McLaren apprentices who will work in the new facility.

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