Chichester

10th April 2024

Rolls-Royce Motor Cars is expanding in Chichester

Rolls-Royce Motor Cars – Chichester is great for business

Chichester was named as the best place to live in the South East in the annual Sunday Times Best Places to Live Guide 2023. It is a view echoed by its most celebrated and significant corporate resident Rolls-Royce Motor Cars whose chief executive says Chichester is also an outstanding place for companies to put down roots – and to expand its operations. The company maintains its global headquarters and manufacturing facility – the only place in the world where Rolls-Royce motor cars are designed and hand-built – just outside the city at the Home of Rolls-Royce at Goodwood. Operating here since 2003, the company now employs over 2,500 people, the majority from the surrounding area, and makes a substantial contribution to the local economy.

Commenting on the Sunday Times survey, CEO Torsten Müller-Ötvös said: “Rolls-Royce has been proud to call Chichester its home for the last 20 years, and every passing day has confirmed the wisdom of the decision to base our operations here. We are surrounded by magnificent countryside that reflects our quintessential British brand and consistently delights our international clients and visitors.

“Our business benefits from Chichester’s proximity to major airports, seaports and other transport links; and we’ve been able to recruit and maintain a highly skilled, dedicated and genuinely world-class workforce from Chichester and other neighbouring communities. In our two decades here we’ve successfully transformed our business from automotive manufacturing to become a true luxury house recognised and respected the world over – a transition I firmly believe has been made possible by the unique strengths of our location.

Updated St James Industrial Estate reopens after £6 million redevelopment

One of Chichester’s industrial estates is once again open for business, after undergoing a £6 million redevelopment.

St James Industrial Estate in Westhampnett Road in Chichester, which is owned and managed by Chichester District Council, now offers 30 new industrial units for businesses to rent.

The estate, which was developed on an old council depot site in the early 1980s, needed updating and is part of the council’s desire to provide quality business accommodation throughout the district.

If you’re interested in finding out more see the Chichester District Council’s property information