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Tata confirms Somerset will host £4bn battery manufacturing facility

Tata Group has formally confirmed that Somerset, will host the UK’s largest electrical automobile battery manufacturing facility, with a £4 billion funding in a brownfield website close to Bridgwater.

This announcement solidifies the federal government’s earlier declaration that the flagship battery manufacturing facility can be constructed, marking the primary official affirmation of the positioning location.

The brand new plant, to be constructed by Tata’s battery enterprise, Agratas, will create 4,000 jobs immediately and 1000’s extra within the provide chain. Battery manufacturing is scheduled to start in 2026 on the Gravity Sensible Campus in Puriton, previously a Royal Ordnance Manufacturing unit from World Warfare Two.

Agratas plans to provide 40GWh of battery cells yearly, sufficient to provide roughly 500,000 passenger autos, contributing considerably to the UK’s automotive sector. Initially centered on supplying batteries for Jaguar Land Rover autos, the manufacturing facility goals to diversify its buyer base and develop into industrial vitality storage.

Native stakeholders, together with the Somerset Chamber of Commerce and Bridgwater and Taunton School, have welcomed the event, highlighting the financial alternatives and the area’s experience in large-scale infrastructure tasks like Hinkley Level C. The manufacturing facility’s institution is seen as an important step in driving the UK’s transition to electrical autos and establishing the nation as a frontrunner in inexperienced vitality expertise.