Yesterday, the wide open spaces of the former MOD site at St Athan in the Vale of Glamorgan and the three ‘super hangars’ that will on Monday morning start being converted into Aston Martin’s newest production facility provided an apt metaphor for the future the company intends for itself. 

There were a few Aston Martins dotted about, indeed examples of its most famous models from over a century of production were there, but, in total, they still seemed almost lost in this enormous facility. The message from Aston was clear: all we have seen so far is just the tip of the Aston iceberg, and within two years, not only will these buildings will be full, but, no less interestingly, Aston will have figured out what to do with all the other structures at its disposal on this 90 acre site.