Yorkshire: £200m Rolls-Royce factory – New Film Studio


An advanced manufacturing facility for Rolls-Royce and a new film studio are proposed for Scotch Corner in Yorkshire – with procurement for a contractor imminent. 

3d of Rolls Royce £200m factory
Credit: Rolls-Royce
by Rory ButlerDecember 1, 2022

Developer Scotch Corner Richmond revealed the outline plans submitted to Richmondshire District Council could represent a £350 million investment in Scotch Corner Designer Village. 

A lead contractor will likely be announced February 2023, a spokesperson said. 


  • Small Modular Reactor (SMR) programme 
  • £200 million investment value 
  • 23,000 sqm factory 
  • 3,100 sqm offices 
  • 300 jobs (100 manufacturing/engineering) 
  • Overall footprint: three full-sized football pitches 

Access from the A6055 via a new roundabout is also planned for the “shortlisted” site. 

“The new factory […] will generate significant construction jobs and opportunities for local companies in the construction supply chain,” said the developer.     

Film and TV studio 

  • five buildings (30,650 sqm) 
  • sound stages, workshops, storage 
  • post-production and offices 
  • 238+ parking spaces 
  • shared access with Rolls-Royce 
  • up to 500 jobs 
  • apprenticeships and training opportunities 

“The two new proposals seek to attract major new investment into the area in the shape of an advanced manufacturing facility for Rolls-Royce, along with a new state-of-the-art film studio,” said the developer.     

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