Green Light for YASA’s new Bicester Motion UK HQ

Detailed designs for three new interconnected buildings which will be YASA’s new UK HQ based at Bicester Motion, the future mobility estate in Bicester Oxfordshire, have been approved by Cherwell District Council.

 

YASA, a spin-out from the University of Oxford and wholly owned by Mercedes-Benz Group, is pioneering new electric drive technology. It has agreed a 15-year lease to pre-let its new HQ which will total 88,000 sq ft (8,220 sq m). A reserved matters application, with bespoke detailed designs, layout and landscaping to enable YASA to continue its innovative R&D and growth strategy, was submitted to Cherwell District Council, the planning authority, and Oxfordshire County Council, the highways authority.

 

 

 

 

 

 

With approval received, construction is due to start on-site in July 2024 and practical completion is targeted for spring 2025.

“We are delighted that our new UK HQ has the official green light. This is significant news for our staff, customers and wider supply chain. We have worked closely with the Bicester Motion team to ensure that our new facility matches our ambitions as part of Mercedes-Benz, right here in Oxfordshire, the heartland of automotive technology.” Paul Fitzpatrick, head of marketing and communications, YASA

 

The new HQ will be the first phase of Bicester Motion’s new Innovation Quarter which is a £60 million investment to boost pioneering future mobility discovery and will deliver seven prestigious HQ buildings with views across the airfield.

 

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