An historic former Rolls-Royce factory in Derby could become home to a new visitor centre celebrating Britain’s classic cars.
Plans have been submitted to change the company’s Light Alloy Foundry, in Osmaston Road, into a heritage vehicle centre and skills training centre.
As part of this it would create 120 jobs and contribute to the city’s tourism economy by acting as a visitor attraction, planning documents claim.
The four-and-a-half acre site is currently used as a base for Rolls-Royce’s Heritage Centre, which is set to move onto the company’s main campus in the city.
This would mean the space is free for Great Northern Classics, a skills training company for the classic car industry, to take over the site.