A Greener Goodwood

Each Rolls-Royce motor car is built by hand at our state-of-the-art manufacturing facility and headquarters in Goodwood, England. Designed by architect Sir Nicholas Grimshaw and merging effortlessly into the beautiful West Sussex countryside, the award-winning building was created to lower our environmental footprint.

A quintessentially English setting

On the day it acquired the Rolls-Royce Motor Cars brand, BMW Group said it intended to build a plant in England. From a shortlist of possible sites, Goodwood in West Sussex in the south east of England emerged as the natural choice.

Tucked away in the heart of the South Downs National Park in an area of outstanding natural beauty, Goodwood is a quintessentially English setting. Perfectly in tune with our brand values and customer expectations. Despite it being an entirely new location for Rolls-Royce manufacturing, Goodwood has a strong historical connection to the brand. Sir Henry Royce, one of the company’s founders, lived less than 10 miles away in the charming village of West Wittering from 1917 until his death in 1933.

Starting with a blank sheet of paper, the project was approached in light of one of Sir Henry Royce’s famous quotes: “Strive for perfection in everything you do.” Not only did the facility have to be an extension of the brand, we also wanted to have minimal impact on the environment. So we brought in renowned British architect Sir Nicholas Grimshaw, whose portfolio includes the Eden Project in Cornwall, the International Terminal at London’s Waterloo Station and the National Space Centre in Leicester.

Green coverage improves insulation

Built over four and a half years, the award-winning manufacturing facility opened its doors on 1 January 2003. Designed on a 20 x 20 metre grid with steel columns supporting roof lights, the main building is set two metres below the surrounding ground level, to blend into the landscape.

The floor-to-ceiling windows run the length of the Assembly Hall, providing essential natural light for our craftspeople and – for visitors who come to Goodwood – a front-row view of the entire production line. We like to call it ‘the glass mile’.

But, much like the design of a Rolls-Royce motor car, there’s more to our Goodwood home than first meets the eye. The eight-acre curved living roof – the largest in the UK – is home to hardy sedum plants. The green coverage improves the building’s insulation and reduces rainwater runoff, while also acting as an effective camouflage.

After being fully operational for nine years, we extended the Assembly Hall in 2012. By adding an extra 2,500 square metres, we were able to add new space to the Surface Finishing Centre and also to our Bespoke service, which has more than doubled in size since 2003.

Side on exterior image of the production line at the Rolls-Royce factory at Goodwood.

Over 60% of our waste is recycled

As well as blending into its rural surroundings, Goodwood is designed to have the smallest possible impact on the environment. The exterior is clad with a mix of limestone and cedar wood, both from sustainable sources. And the timber louvre panels, activated by a weather station on the roof, control how much light enters the building and reduce our demand for electricity.

The large central lake attracts numerous wild birds, and also guards against flooding by storing excess water. Across the 42-acre site, we’ve established over 400,000 plants and trees of more than 120 species. We also compost all our green waste.

Each Rolls-Royce motor car is built by hand at our state-of-the-art manufacturing facility and headquarters in Goodwood, England. Designed by architect Sir Nicholas Grimshaw and merging effortlessly into the beautiful West Sussex countryside, the award-winning building was created to lower our environmental footprint.

By striving for perfection from the outset, with the building’s design and its environmental intentions, we have reduced our energy footprint by 29% per motor car in just five years. Welcome to the Home of Rolls-Royce Motor Cars, where greatness goes beyond aesthetics.

Front exterior image of three Rolls-Royce motor cars in the courtyard at the factory in Goodwood.

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FAQs

Goodwood Factory Tours

Do you offer factory tours of Goodwood?

Unfortunately, we no longer offer a public tour programme. Should this change in the future, we will update our website. 

Brochure Requests

Can I have a brochure?

All brochures can be viewed and downloaded within the model pages online or within enquiries. We no longer produce printed brochures.

Career Interest

I am interested in pursuing a career within Rolls-Royce Motor Cars, how can I apply?

All current opportunities are advertised on the careers page. Should you wish to register your interest or submit an application, please visit the careers page and follow the instructions. Vacancies for Apprenticeships and Internships are also advertised here. 

 

Do you offer work experience placements?

Regrettably, due to the volume of requests we receive for work experience placements from the children of our employees, we are unable to offer a placement at this time.

Looking further to the future, we offer a range of Apprenticeships and a Graduate Scheme, details of which can be found on the careers page on our website.

Collaborations

I would like to collaborate with Rolls-Royce Motor Cars

Unfortunately, due the volume of request we receive of this nature we cannot accept collaboration requests. 

 

I have some designs or ideas that I would like to show Rolls-Royce, who can I speak to?

We receive many requests for submission of design ideas and we are not permitted to accept ideas from any persons outside of the business. 

Classic Motor Cars

I need information about my classic Rolls-Royce (built prior to 2003)

All motorcars built before 2003 (both Rolls-Royce and Bentley) and their related history are dealt with by the Bentley organisation. The Bentley Heritage website could be a useful source of information for you.

If you have any questions about Rolls-Royce motor cars built after 2003 please get in touch with us on the details below and one of our client specialists will be happy to assist you.

Email: enquiries@rolls-roycemotorcars.com
Telephone: 01243 525700                              

Sponsorships

How can I request sponsorship from Rolls-Royce Motor Cars?

We receive many requests for sponsorship, funding and donations, and whilst we are a keen supporter of local charities sadly we cannot support every worthy cause which is brought to our attention. Rolls-Royce Motor Cars selects a house charity each year to be our primary charitable focus, for 2019 the charity we have chosen is Home-Start Arun.

Home-Start Arun promotes the welfare of families in the Arun, Worthing and Adur District Council areas, to alleviate stress and conflict at home and prevent family crisis and breakdown. 

Prices

Can you give me the prices of your models?

The prices of our model range would depend on the specification. For further information please contact your nearest Rolls-Royce dealership who will be delighted to assist you further.

Please follow the link to locate your nearest Rolls-Royce Motor Cars authorized dealership by selecting 'Enquiry' then 'Find a Dealer' from the top right hand side.

 

Locate a Rolls-Royce Dealership

Where is my nearest authorised Rolls-Royce Motor Cars dealership?

Please follow the link to locate your nearest Rolls-Royce Motor Cars authorized dealership by selecting 'Enquiry' then 'Find a Dealer' from the top right hand side.

Rolls-Royce Images

I would like to download some Rolls-Royce pictures and videos.

We recommend you visit our social media pages where you will find official Rolls-Royce photos and videos of all of our models. You can also visit our press page for recent news and updates. Don’t forget to like and share!

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Rolls-Royce Merchandise

Can I buy some Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Merchandise?

You can purchase from the Rolls-Royce Accessories catalogue by selecting 'Enquiry' then 'Request a Brochure'' from the top right hand side.. These purchases can only be made through an authorised Rolls-Royce Motor Cars dealership.

Addresses

Rolls-Royce Motor Cars, The Drive, Westhampnett, Chichester, PO18 0SH.
Telephone: 01243 525700
Email: enquiries@rolls-roycemotorcars.com
Opening times Monday-Friday 09.00-17.00

If you are based in North America, please email generalenquiries@rolls-roycemotorcarsna.com

 

Rolls-Royce Motor Cars and Rolls-Royce PLC

Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Ltd. is a separate legal entity from Rolls-Royce PLC and is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the BMW Group. Based at Goodwood near Chichester in West Sussex, it commenced business on 1st January 2003 as its new global production facility. Rolls-Royce Motor Cars manufactures and sells the worlds pinnacle super-luxury automobiles, including the Phantom, Ghost, Wraith, Dawn and Cullinan models. 

My Rolls-Royce

I want to sign up to 'My Rolls-Royce'

Access to the 'My Rolls-Royce' portal is exclusively for existing clients of Rolls-Royce Motor Cars. If you apply and we are unable to match your details we will decline your request. If you feel we have made a mistake on the decision please email enquiries@rolls-roycemotorcars.com

Certificate of Conformity (COC)

How do I request a Certificate of Conformity?

A certificate of conformity is no longer available directly from our head office. Requests are now dealt with by any authorised Rolls-Royce Motor Cars dealerships.

To find a full list of current dealerships and the one most convenient to you please use the dealership locating section on our website.

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