DLP Planning Ltd are pleased to have secured a full planning permission for Millbrook Proving Ground Ltd, the UK’s leading independent vehicle test, validation and engineering service provider.
DLP worked closely with be1 Architects Ltd to prepare and submit a scheme for an ‘Innovation Centre’ for vehicle development within the proving ground, which will provide circa 700sqm of new B1 floorspace, comprising 3 offices and workshops with communal toilets and marshalling and parking areas.
The proposed ‘Innovation Centre’ is to be constructed using a modern, powder coated steel cladding, of a similar construction to others on the wider MPG site, and has been designed to accommodate the testing of large vehicles such as double decker buses.
Millbrook Proving Ground has been identified by Central Bedfordshire Council as a ‘Safeguarded Key Employment Site’ and as such is seen by the Council as a focal point for future investment.
Be1 Architects will now oversee the construction phase of the project, working alongside a number of other technical specialists to make the plans a reality. The target is to ensure the facility is completed and full operational by summer 2017.