The city council has granted permission for a 47,845 sq ft extension to Rolls Royce’s nuclear division in Derby – a move which is set to create up to 80 jobs.
The Primary Component Operations Factory at the company’s Raynesway site makes reactor cores for the Royal Navy’s fleet of nuclear-powered submarines.
The Derby site has been in operation for more than 50 years and currently employs about 3,000 people.
A document sent to the council on behalf of the applicant said: “The need for the factory expansion and additional office space is driven by the client’s production and organisational requirements.
“The proposed development consists of the extension to the PCO Factory to include flexible production space with a mezzanine floor to support plant and storage.
“The production facility will include a four-storey office block flanking the west elevation.
“The office will accommodate 400 work stations, with a ‘grab and go’ refreshment facility to support this occupancy.”