Posted on June 10, 2019 by staff

Electric vehicle firm charges up with expanded London base


An electric vehicle company has expanded its West London operations to 50,000 sq ft amid a period of growth.

Arrival, which specialises affordable commercial electric vehicles, has already signed deals with the likes of Royal Mail, John Lewis, and delivery companies DHL and UPS.

The firm’s approach to making vehicles reportedly saves 50 per cent on the cost of ownership.

Based in Kensington Village, its current research and development hub at the Schroder UK Real Estate Fund office will increase by 45,000 sq ft to become an official UK headquarters.

It will continue to construct its vehicles at its base in Banbury.

“Over the past few years our operations have increased dramatically and we are excited to expand our footprint in Kensington Village to allow them to grow even more,” said Avinash Rugoobur, chief of strategy at Arrival.

“It’s a beautiful space and we’re pleased that our presence means the building continues to support UK industry.”

Jessica Berney, SREF fund manager, added: “Arrival is an innovative and revolutionary company which is helping to transform the motoring industry. It is a real testament to Kensington Village that they have decided to use these facilities to support their expansion.

“We expect Arrival to grow further as demand for electric vehicles continues to grow and we will ensure we support their growth by providing the best in class workspaces.”