Internationally Renowned


A cluster of excellence

Immediately adjacent to a site with strong heritage and association with the aerospace industry, and home to a number of blue chip companies.


The Meggitt DNA – Engineered for Growth

Meggitt PLC are a global leader in the aerospace industry. They make high-performance components and sub-systems for critical applications in aerospace, defence, energy and other specialist markets. Their products are on more than 67,000 aircraft, ground vehicles and energy applications worldwide. Turnover stands at £1.99bn, with 51% from civil aerospace, 35% military and 14% energy and other products.

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The business employs over 11,200 people in facilities across Asia, Europe and the Americas. They trace their history back 160 years to the mid-19th century and the pioneering of aviation instruments in hot air balloons, including the world’s first altimeter.

Over the past four years, the business has secured increased contracts on a new generation of large civil aircraft. The value of the products that will be installed in each of these aircraft has increased between 50% and 250%. New products are being introduced at a faster rate than ever and given the demanding conditions the products exist within, R&D expenditure is at an all time high, totalling £158.7m in 2015, which represents 9.6% of turnover.

This is shown in the growth the company is going through, with new contracts being placed, and can be highlighted by the new contract with Pratt & Whitney’s PurePower engines to deliver thermal management sub-systems. The contract is worth around $1bn over the 40 year lifetime of the engine and aircraft programmes.

The Largest Advanced Manufacturing Development in a Decade 

Manse Opus have delivered the first phase at Prospero Ansty for the new Meggitt ‘super-facility’ totalling 490,000 sq ft of accommodation for initially up to 1,000 people with the capability of doubling that figure.

This highly bespoke building delivers a state of the art headquarters and innovation centre at the heart of the UK’s manufacturing industry. The building allows Meggitt to consolidate the various elements of their specialist business into a single location and allows them to continue their business growth.

The building comprises a manufacturing hall in excess of 300,000 sq ft, principally for occupation by the various Meggitt business specialisms together with associated testing and logistics areas. Attached to the manufacturing hall is a two-storey state of the art office building providing up to 100,000 sq ft for occupation by various Meggitt divisions, including their new Head Office.

Further ancillary buildings on site are being provided for storage and other facilities of various materials.

The buildings are surrounded by lorry parking and turning areas, a 750 space car park and sympathetic landscaping, all combining to create a landmark building in a high quality business park environment.

Testimonial from Meggitt’s Group Property Director, Jonathan Jones

“We were lucky to engage with Manse Opus from the beginning of the project and we were given a single point of contact for a very complex and multifaceted building project.

Manse Opus had an expert team which gave us confidence that the necessary actions were taking place at the right time and this also built our trust in that team allowing our governance resource to consist of a fairly light touch.  As you would expect from a complex project, with multiple stakeholders who might not always face in the same direction, there were often challenges on getting agreement and the Manse Opus team acted as an experienced intermediary during those tough conversations.

Manse Opus actively drove the project forward ensuring that the programme was robustly protected and bringing innovative solutions to the table where others might have hit an impasse.

The Manse Opus team’s sense of professional pride and energy was the single most contributing factor to the success of the project and even though the building is up and practical completion achieved they are still heavily involved in resolving some minor snagging issues. Experience shows that many developers would have taken the money and run at this point.

I would not hesitate in appointing Manse Opus to lead such a project again in the future.”

– Jonathan Jones, Group Property Director, Meggitt


Manufacturing Technology Centre

Established in 2010 as an independent Research and Technology Organisation, MTC has the aim to bridge the gap between academia and industry – often known as the ‘valley of death’.

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Since its inception, MTC has been incredibly successful and in the intervening few years, the organisation has grown exponentially at it’s home on Ansty Park; now boasting over 100 companies as members of the MTC and employing over 500 staff.

Their aim is clear, to inspire British manufacturing on a global scale and to provide manufacturing innovation and solutions across an array of sectors including; automotive, aerospace, rail informatics, food and drink, construction / civil engineering, electronics, oil & gas and defence.

MTC offers a unique membership model and, combined with the services they provide, is a key reason why businesses choose to locate to Prospero Ansty. Members include some of the biggest brands in the world, such as Rolls-Royce, BAE Systems, Siemens and Meggitt PLC. Membership allows companies to engage with other organisations at the MTC to identify opportunities where ideas can be shared and proven technology can be replicated in completely different markets. Through membership fees, companies can also engage in their Core Research Programme which allows access to an annual £2m+ collaborative research scheme.  

Manse Opus possess a strong working relationship with MTC and would be happy to introduce prospective occupiers to the team at MTC.


Leading Global Manufacturers

The London Electric Vehicle Company (LEVC) is the leading global manufacturer and retailer of fully accessible, purpose built London Taxis, universally acknowledged for creating the famous ‘Black Cab’, now an international icon. Ansty Park is the new location for LEVC’s research, development and assembly site.


Industrial Automation Solutions

FANUC UK Ltd provides industrial automation solutions ranging from the supply of CNC controllers, robots, 3, 4 & 5 axis machining centres, wire EDM (Electro Discharge Machining) and injection moulding machines through to the complete integration of factory automation systems.


AVL, the world’s largest independent company for development, simulation and testing technology of powertrains for passenger cars, trucks and large engines are in a new 56,512 sq ft test and engineering centre at the Park. This will be available to the entire automotive industry and set new standards for innovative technologies.


Rolls-Royce have consolidated their operations at the site over recent years, with the business continuing to manufacture fan cases for civil aero engines on the site in their highly bespoke facility.


The Park’s accessibility, quality of environment, skilled local workforce and established local and regional infrastructure persuaded Sainsbury’s to locate their store support centre here after a UK wide search for suitable premises.

This grade A office complex provides State-of-the-Art accommodation for up to 1,000 of Sainsbury’s senior and creative staff.


In a joint collaboration between Rolls Royce and the University of Birmingham a new £60 million High Temperature Research Centre has been developed. This 62,432 sq ft building provides a unique casting, design, simulation and advanced manufacturing research facility, focusing initially on the key design and manufacturing aspects of investment casting relating to aerospace and other industrial sectors. It also works in education and research with a variety of other partners in the UK and internationally.

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