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TVR factory renovation to begin later this month

Monday 11 January 2021, 12:07 PM

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After extensive liaison with its partners in the Welsh Government, TVR has announced that its Ebbw Vale factory renovation and enhancement programme has received the green light and that preliminary site works will begin in mid-January.

Jones  Brothers (Henllan) Ltd have been awarded the principal contract for a significant programme of works including replacement of the main building’s roof, the recladding of the building, extensive groundworks and also preparation of a prototype build area at the side of the intended main production area.

Les Edgar, Chairman of TVR said: “This is a fantastic milestone in our mission to rejuvenate an iconic British brand, and we are all tremendously excited to witness the renovation of our new home in Ebbw Vale. We have hundreds of faithful depositors worldwide who are patiently waiting to take delivery of their Griffiths, so today I hope they are just as delighted as we are. Our partners at the Welsh Government have shown stoic support through challenging times and I must extend my personal thanks to all those who share our vision of helping to develop a sustainable automotive sector in South Wales.”

Welsh Government Economy Minister Ken Skates said: “I’m very pleased we are moving ahead with our investment in a strategically important building on Rassau Industrial Estate, which is situated within the Tech Valleys. The Welsh Government’s investment will help secure this significant building for extensive refurbishment for the beneficial use of business. The former ‘Techboard’ building has enormous potential and would be an ideal location for TVR which has identified the property as its prospective new home in Wales.”

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