London EV Company new production facility, Coventry

Tackling the pollution crisis in urban areas

London EV Company has invested in and built a new manufacturing facility in Ansty, Coventry, able to produce more than 20,000 electric taxis and commercial vehicles per year. 

Key information

Date started: 2016

Completion date: 2017

Client’s requirements

The air quality crisis in many urban environments has highlighted the scale of the demand for zero-emissions-capable commercial vehicles in major cities across the world. Electrification is a key component of the global strategy to reduce these emissions. Determined to apply its expertise in advanced electric vehicle technology to help improve air quality and support cities in tackling the pollution crisis in urban areas, London EV Company (LEVC, formerly LTC), has invested in and built a new manufacturing facility in Ansty, Coventry.

The Ansty plant is the first dedicated electric vehicle manufacturing facility to be built in the UK. At full capacity LEVC will be able to build more than 20,000 electric taxis and commercial vehicles per year, designed for, and dedicated to help reduce urban emissions.

The investment in the new site and the next-generation of vehicles will help create more than 1,000 new jobs, including 200 engineers and 30 apprenticeships. 

LEVC required a principal contractor and principal designer to support its project team and to manage safety and compliance with the CDM 2015 regulations during the fit out phase of the new 30,000m2 production facility.

  • £325m value

Our contribution

Turner & Townsend was appointed as both principal contractor and principal designer for the fit out works. The key challenges were:

"Turner & Townsend played a significant role in helping LEVC deliver a complex project to a tight timeline scale without compromise. With their support, we were able to ensure minimal impact on our surroundings – helping us fulfil our ambitions to work to the highest environmental standards."

Paul Woolley Chief Operating Officer, LEVC

Making the difference

This was a challenging and dynamic programme with multiple installation contractors, a large client commissioning team and the need to support phased handback of installations. Our deployed team of safety specialists set the highest safety standards and principles for the delivery of the programme with the intention of winning hearts and instilling a positive safety ethos to influence safe behaviour rather than simply enforcing safety.

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For further information contact:

Kathryn Bates
Business Generation Manager, UK Central South