Sports car manufacturer to relocate to Liverpool

Langtree has agreed an 11,143 sq ft letting to niche car maker Briggs Automotive Company to produce its single-seater road supercar in Liverpool.

Trading as BAC Mono, the company will create around 60 manufacturing jobs at Speke Hall Industrial Estate in south Liverpool by 2014, including apprenticeships.

BAC MonoThe company will relocate from Holmes Chapel in Cheshire following support from Liverpool City Council. Details of the package were not disclosed.

BAC expects its new production site in Speke, close to Jaguar Land Rover's Halewood plant, to be operational by the autumn, and expects to produce more than 100 cars a year by 2015.

Neill Briggs, managing director of BAC, said: "We would like to take this opportunity to thank Mayor Anderson and his team for their support. Liverpool is a great place to do business, and with the wealth of highly skilled individuals in the region we believe we are perfectly positioned to take the company to the next level.

"This expansion and job creation will allow us to meet sales demand around the world, and build on the fantastic interest Mono has received since it was launched. We are all extremely proud to say that 'Mono is built in Liverpool."

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Interesting move, and good news for Liverpool

By Northerner

This will sit nicely close to Jaguar, well done attracting these to Liverpool.

By peter