Meggitt PLC’s award winning £44 million ‘super facility’ reaches practical completion at Manse Opus’s, Prospero Ansty
Meggitt PLC’s new ‘super-facility’ at Prospero Ansty has reached completion. The scheme was developed by Manse Opus, a collaboration between property developers Manse LLP and Opus Land. Meggitt is a global leader in the aerospace industry. Prospero Ansty is the 196 acre, market leading manufacturing and office site, at the centre of the UK’s manufacturing heartland, located in Coventry.
The official ceremony to hand over the keys of the £44 million industrial unit took part on Monday 2nd March.
Meggitt’s highly bespoke building totals 495,000 sq. ft of accommodation, delivering a state-of-the-art headquarters and innovation centre, the building allows Meggitt to consolidate the various elements of their specialist business into a single location and allows them to continue their business growth.
Sustainability was at the heart of the high-quality design. The project has achieved ‘A+’ EPC and BREEAM ‘Very Good’ ratings, comprising elements such as a rainwater harvesting system and 167,000 sq. ft of photovoltaic – or solar – panels. Additionally, bespoke local air extraction and heating system has been employed in the manufacturing hall. The project also includes:
- 750 car parking spaces;
- 28 electric vehicle charging points with c.225 more spaces readied for charging point installation;
- 148,000 sq. ft yard space; and
- Multiple stores and gatehouse.
Manse Opus were appointed by Rolls-Royce to lead development and regeneration of surplus land owned by Rolls-Royce in 2018. Prospero Ansty, the 196 acre industrial park, will provide 2,300,000 sq. ft of modern manufacturing buildings alongside the retained Rolls-Royce operations, and other occupiers such as MTC, and the Sainsbury’s regional HQ. Meggitt’s new facility is the first building to complete on the site.
Richard Smith, Joint Managing Director at Opus Land said: “We feel privileged to have been appointed to develop such a world leading manufacturing and head office facility for a company of Meggitt’s standing and are delighted at the quality of the Winvic build and the professionalism of their onsite team.”
Winvic Construction Ltd led the construction of the project and Michael Sparks Associates were the appointed architects.
RETAIL: Stove Works Retail Park, Royal Leamington Spa
Opus Land and Savills Investment Management purchased a brownfield site, which was formerly a Ford Factory car park and obtained planning for a 60,000 sq. ft retail space, located just 0.5 miles from the town centre and 15 minutes’ walk from the train station.
INDUSTRIAL: Prospero, Ansty
Together with their joint venture partner, Manse LLP, and on behalf of Rolls-Royce, Opus Land are delivering more than 2 million sq. ft of space at Prospero, Ansty, starting with a 490,000 sq. ft manufacturing facility for Meggitt PLC.
WAREHOUSE: Conneqt Alpha
Opus Land and Bridges completed an 153,800 sq. ft unit with 16 loading doors at the Kingwood Lakeside Business Park in Cannock.
OFFICES: 54 Hagley Road, Birmingham
A 160,950 sq. ft multi-let office, three miles from Birmingham city centre which underwent a comprehensive refurbishment programme by Opus Land and was sold for £24.25m.