Britishvolt hands ISG keys to start advanced enabling works on Northumberland site

06 September 2021

Britishvolt has instructed ISG to commence enabling works on the site of the UK’s premier Gigaplant in Cambois, Northumberland. The keys for the site were handed over to ISG on the morning of 6th September 2021, to allow ISG to begin to prepare the site for construction activities later in the year.

The finished facility will bring circa 3,000 direct jobs and 5,000 associated jobs in the supply chain. At Ridge we are proud to be associated with Britishvolt and the wider project team in supporting this pioneering venture.

This major milestone marks the most recent successful step for Britishvolt on their journey to manufacture some of the world’s most sustainable, low carbon battery cells, on the site of the former Blyth Power Station coal stocking yard, located in Cambois, Northumberland.

The project will be built in phases to allow the business to keep on top of any technological advancements. Once at full capacity, the Gigaplant will have a production capability equating to approximately enough cells for around 300,000 electric vehicle battery packs per year, intended primarily for the automotive industry.

Jolyon Price, Equity Partner at Ridge said: “Today marks a major milestone in making the vision of this project a reality. We have worked closely with ISG and Britishvolt to get to this crucial stage and feel privileged to be working together with them on such an incredible project – bringing world-class leading technology and jobs to the UK.”