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KW Special Projects Digital Manufacturing Centre

20th September 2019

This project, led by high-performance engineering consultancy KW Special Projects, will create a new 1,657 sqm Digital Manufacturing Centre at Silverstone Park.

The centre will act as a technology innovation hub, providing on-site access to digital manufacturing facilities including a range of additive manufacturing technologies while also allowing SMEs to access knowledge and advice by encouraging an eco-system in digital manufacturing. High-quality incubation and manufacturing space suitable for high-performance technology start-ups are also benefits of the new facility.

The innovation centre is expected to help develop new and high-value engineering opportunities and assist over 100 SMEs, while also forecast to contribute £9 million gross value added to the region.

Funding Stream: Local Growth Fund (LGF)
LGF awarded:
 £3,142,534
Total project cost: £6.9m
Delivery Partner: KW Special Projects
Project Status: Due to complete May 2021
Projected Outputs: 2 direct jobs, 47 indirect jobs, 20 new Apprenticeships, 115 businesses assisted, 1657m2 new industrial floorspace
Website: https://kwspecialprojects.com/ | https://www.digitalmanufacturingcentre.com/
Social Media: LinkedIn
Other documents: Communications campaign evaluation

April 2021

The final phase of fit-out works is drawing to an end. With the workshop now successfully handed over and the machinery fixed in position, the new office space is on track for completion next month.

The first machines have also been commissioned, with further commissioning ongoing. Plus, with new business growing and a number of exciting partnerships having been recently announced, additional recruitment for the new Digital Manufacturing Centre is well underway.

December 2020

View the KWSP Digital Manufacturing Centre FW: December Newsletter.

The new building for the Digital Manufacturing Centre at Silverstone Park had its official handover earlier this month and final fit-out is now underway.

KWSP Digital Manufacturing Centre FW: December Newsletter

October 2020

Digital Manufacturing Centre expected to aid growth to local economy and jobs – second vlog update with South East Midlands Local Enterprise Partnership.

Following the first vlog and subsequent announcements of key hires and technology partners, the Digital Manufacturing Centre’s second vlog with the South East Midlands Local Enterprise Partnership (SEMLEP) reveals the number of jobs and growth opportunity the DMC expects to bring to the Midlands and Oxford-Cambridge Arc area - Take a look.

September 2019

Funding secured for Silverstone based Digital Manufacturing Centre, adding £9m to economy

Funding has been secured for a new Digital Manufacturing Centre at Silverstone Park, that is forecast to generate £9 million additional economic value for the area. The project is led by high-performance engineering consultancy KW Special Projects who secured funding from the South East Midlands Local Enterprise Partnership (SEMLEP) for the 1,657 sqm facility. Read more...

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