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Hundreds of jobs to be created as hi-tech manufacturer builds on innovative success

Business and licensing

08 July 2022

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Leaders of North Northamptonshire Council have welcomed a boost to the local economy after innovative manufacturer – TopHat – announced it will bring 1,000 skilled jobs to the area.

TopHat which uses innovative technology to build 3D modular homes will develop a new cutting-edge facility on Corby’s Magna Park site being developed by GLP.

Capable of delivering one house every hour, the state-of-the-art facility will use precision engineering techniques to create around 4,000 homes per year on the site. Construction is due to start later this year with the facility operational in late 2023.

The manufacturer uses robotics and pioneering manufacturing to create homes that are ultra-low carbon to build and to run.

This is an exciting addition to the portfolio of business we have here in North Northants and I’m delighted to welcome TopHat to the area.

One of our key priorities is helping to create the conditions to boost the economy in North Northamptonshire.

This development brings with it significant employment opportunities, which is a welcome addition to the North Northants economy.
Councillor David Brackenbury, North Northamptonshire Council’s Executive Member for Growth and Regeneration
It’s wonderful seeing such a pioneering manufacturer locating to North Northamptonshire, creating hundreds of skilled jobs.

The innovation used by TopHat in creating low-carbon homes will assist in significantly reducing living costs at this time of very high energy prices and into the future.
Cllr Jason Smithers, Leader of North Northamptonshire Council

The new 650,000 sq ft cutting-edge facility will be in addition to TopHat’s existing site in Derby which already produces up to 800 homes per year.

Earlier this year, American aluminium can manufacturer Ball Corporation, started construction of a new production plant in Burton Latimer, creating 200 jobs and expected to become operational next year.