Northumberland in northeast England will soon become home to what is claimed to be the UK’s first gigafactory.
The project is planned to be built in three different phases, reaching a total capacity of 30GWh by 2027.
Once commissioned, the gigafactory is forecast to produce enough lithium-ion cells for approximately 300,000 electric vehicle battery packs every year.
It is also predicted to create around 3,000 new jobs
Peter Rolton, Britishvolt Chairman, said: “This is a huge win, not only for Britishvolt but also the people of Northumberland. The gigaplant will bring with it much-needed employment, totally regenerating the area.”