The Mayor of Milton Keynes, Councillor Sam Crooks, officiated at the official ground breaking ceremony for Integral Powertrain Ltd’s new and purpose built Technical Centre. He was joined by representatives of Integral Powertrain’s executive management team, q2 Architects, Osbornes (Quantity Surveyors) and Warwick Burt Construction Ltd who will build the new facility.
The new building investment was first announced in March 2018 and following months of detailed planning, building work will commence to deliver the purpose built Technology Centre at Shenley Wood, Milton Keynes, UK for Integral Powertrain’s expanding e-Drive business. Phase 1 of the 47,000 sq. ft. build is expected to be completed by Q1 2020 with the potential of a second phase to follow.
“The new Technical Centre represents a major milestone for Integral Powertrain. The new site is more than three times the floor area compared to the existing Engineering Centre, and will be used to house our growing teams, provide new conference areas, much greater stores and build capacity, a larger e-Drive test centre, new materials and R&D facilities and larger machining / fabrication areas. As well as providing an excellent environment for staff and clients alike, it will allow most of our engineering and support teams to be located on one site, bringing efficiency that will enable us to develop innovative products to meet growing customer demand in the e-Drive sector.”
The new Technical Centre is being created to meet e-Drive business growth following our success in developing world leading power dense electric motors and inverters. Since then Integral e-Drive has seen an increasing number of successful projects which include the provision of the integrated dual motor/inverter systems that powered the world record breaking Volkswagen Motorsport I.D. R Pikes Peak race car. Projects also include the launch of an e-Axle (CTU 400) developed with McLaren Applied Technologies and Hewland Engineering, the electric motors for Aston Martin’s hybrid Hypercar, Valkyrie and their first all-electric sports car, the Rapide E.
Most recently Integral e-Drive announced its participation with a government funded Innovate UK project to develop a UK electric motorcycle capability with Triumph Motorcycles working with Williams Advanced Engineering and WMG at the University of Warwick.
“During the last four years we have achieved remarkable success as a company and this move, coupled with our ambitious growth plans, will generate further work in the area and offers our loyal and dedicated staff the security within our long term plans. It is therefore a very exciting move for the company and it is very important that we re-invest some of that success back into our infrastructure for further growth.”