Bentley starts work on state-of-the-art engineering Crewe test centre
Bentley Motors has commenced on a state-of-the-art engineering test facility at the company’s headquarters in Crewe, England.
The new centre is the latest phase in on-going development at the Pyms Lane site. With completion due next autumn, the new building will cover more than 4,600 square metres over two storeys. Included in this figure will be 773 square metres of office space and 1550 square metres designed for the installation of a single climate-controlled chassis dynamometer, operating across a range of temperatures from -10°C to +40°C.
There will also be a dedicated laboratory to run Real Driving Emissions using the latest state of the art portable emissions measurement systems. Bentley’s Technical Conformity department will be based in the test centre, with over 100 people working in the building.
The building project, which includes an outdoor fuel filling station for test vehicles, complements Bentley’s advanced new research and development headquarters, industry-leading training centre, engine production facility and paint shop.
It will also allow Bentley to carry out the latest WLTP fuel and efficiency test procedures more swiftly in-house.