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Welsh Government selects contractor to undergo work on new home of 500bhp Griffith supercar

The reborn TVR project is hoping that refurbishment work will soon start on its new factory, after the Welsh Government selected a contractor to take on the project.

The firm revealed the all-new Griffith at Goodwood last September, which it intends to build in a new factory on the Rassau Industrial Estate in Ebbw Vale, Wales.

But, as revealed by Autocar, progress on refurbishing the factory stalled because the Welsh government purchased a 3% stake in the company in 2018 alongside a £2 million loan. That meant the project became subject to European Union rules around state funding, so the tender for construction work on the dilapidated factory had to go out across the entire EU.

Ken Skates AM, the Welsh Minister for Economy and Transport, has now selected a preferred building contractor for the project, which TVR hopes will allow work to start soon.

In a statement on social media the firm said: “There are a few bits and pieces that need to be tied up before we can announce further details, but it’s fantastic news for all concerned as we can state publicly that the sound of squealing tyres and roaring engines will be coming to the Valleys very soon.”

TVR added that the delay in the announcement was due to “the need to clarify a number of unknowns within the building such as the discovery of some harmful and unusual substances, and the condition of the main roof and the fire system’s water storage tanks.”

TVR has originally hoped to make first deliveries of the 500bhp Griffith in early 2019, and has yet to give a revised date for when production will start.

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haji 4 July 2019

It's been over a year since

It's been over a year since the first car was revealed. And apparently they still haven't manufactured the second one. Hmm...

jagdavey 11 June 2019

Lets hope some of the Bringend staff get work there.

Lets hope some of the laid-off ex-Ford Bridgend employees will get work there or at Aston Martin!

jason_recliner 12 June 2019

jagdavey wrote:

jagdavey wrote:

Lets hope some of the laid-off ex-Ford Bridgend employees will get work there or at Aston Martin!

Yep, that would be great.

He's gone 11 June 2019

TVR says

So, TVR says 'work to start... soon'

Does TVR also say the moon is made of cheese, or that there are fairies at the bottom of the garden, by any chance?