Bentley Motors opens new campus

Updated on Monday 14 December 2020, 9:58 AM

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Bentley Motors has officially opened its new campus – with the company’s entire
industry-leading facilities now encompassed within a single site in Crewe,
England. A convoy of Bentley cars marked the occasion as the 1929 4½-litre
supercharged Team Car, the Blower Continuation Series ‘Car Zero’ and a range
of current generation Bentleys paraded down Pyms Lane.

The creation of the campus, home to around 4,000 Bentley colleagues, follows
years of planning, consultation and positive support from Cheshire East Council.

Pyms Lane and Sunnybank Road, two roads which previously traversed through
Bentley’s headquarters, are now closed to the public and enable a safer, more
efficient and secure modern manufacturing facility which can develop and
expand in line with Bentley’s long-term aspirations.

Commenting on Bentley’s investment and continued commitment to Crewe,
Peter Bosch, Member of the Board for Manufacturing, said:

“Bentley is in a period of significant and rapid redefinition; transforming a 101-
year-old luxury car company into a new, sustainable, wholly ethical role model.
We are accelerating our path to electrification and end-to-end carbon neutrality,
and we can only achieve these ambitions through world-class facilities that
elevate our status as the leader in sustainable luxury mobility.

The creation of a campus, our continued, sustained investment in new R&D
buildings, and the opportunities that now exist as part of a single site all give us
the capacity to grow as we diversify our model range and look to evolve every
aspect of our organisation for the future.

Pyms Lane has remained the focal point for Bentley’s headquarters in Crewe
since the company arrived in 1938. This will only increase with Bentley’s plans
to develop that area of the site next year, with the opening of an Engineering
Test Centre and R&D building – both of which will further support Bentley’s
journey towards electrification.

This was outlined as part of Bentley’s November Beyond100 strategic
announcement which committed to offer truly sustainable luxury, reinventing
every aspect of its business to become an end-to-end carbon neutral
organisation as it embarks on its second century.

This includes switching its model range to offer exclusively plug-in hybrid or
battery electric vehicles by 2026, and full electric vehicles only by 2030.

Bentley is not just investing heavily in its future product direction, however. The
campus creation is an extension of two decades of forward thinking, innovation
and achievement. Acutely aware of the responsibility to consider its
environmental, social and economic impact, Bentley has transformed its 80-year-
old headquarters into the UK’s single carbon neutral luxury car factory

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