More people. More space.
3,000 new people. 100 new machines. 4 new product portfolios. The next four years are going to be our biggest and busiest since James launched the first bagless vacuum cleaner that started it all. All thanks to a £1.5 billion commitment to our future technology pipeline.
But we need more advanced technology space to realise this ambition. So we're doubling the size of our research footprint in the UK with a huge expansion of our Malmesbury HQ. And investing in our manufacturing capabilities in South East Asia. It's exciting times for Dyson.
The first new building of our £250 million UK expansion is due to open in early 2016 – designed as a state-of-the-art RDD centre for our New Product Innovation and Research teams. Dedicated to developing future Dyson technologies.
Constructed from an advanced structural glass system designed to blend into its Cotswold countryside surroundings, the building will be heated using a ground source heat pump and powered by solar cells on the roof. Making it one of the most environmentally friendly commercial buildings in the UK.
And as we continue to expand, every area of our business requires more capacity to keep pace with our ambitions. The second phase of our expansion will encompass an energy centre, a new café, a sports centre and create not only an even larger RDD space, but also a brand new building dedicated to our vital Commercial functions.
West Park, Singapore
Responding to international growth and our expanding technology portfolio, we've also invested £200 million in new facilities in South East Asia to test, commercialise and manufacture our new technology.
Four additional production lines have been built at our advanced motor manufacturing facility in Singapore, which will increase motor manufacturing capacity to 11 million motors per year.