Business expansion
United Kingdom
Yorkshire and the Humber; South Yorkshire; Sheffield
Location of affected unit(s)
Manufacture For Transport Equipment
Manufacture Of Motor Vehicles, Trailers And Semi-Trailers
29.3 - Manufacture of parts and accessories for motor vehicles

200 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
8 February 2017
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date


McLaren, the luxury car manufacturer, has announced plans to open a new production facility in Sheffield in a move which will create 200 jobs. The facility is being supported by a GBP 50 million (€59 million) investment supported by Sheffield Council. The facility will be based at the University of Sheffield's Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC), and will develop and manufacture carbon chassis for road cars. Trial production at the facility will begin later in 2017 with full production expected to start from 2020. The move has been welcomed by representatives of Sheffield Council and the Local Enterprise Partnership.


  • 8 February 2017: Insider Media
  • 8 February 2017: The Guardian
  • 8 February 2017: The Telegraph


Eurofound (2017), McLaren, Business expansion in United Kingdom, factsheet number 90187, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/90187.