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08 Oct 2018

Lotus driving forward with heritage centre and museum at its headquarters

The headquarters of car manufacturer Lotus are to undergo extensive renovations, with a new heritage centre and museum planned for the site.

Designed by architects Feilden+Mawson, plans have been submitted for approval for the refurbishment of its UK base at Hethel, Norfolk, its home for over 50 years.

“Hethel is rightly the centre of the brand and what better place for customers, aspiring owners and staff to experience our values,” said Group Lotus CEO Feng Qingfeng.

“Hethel is, and will always be, the heart of Lotus. Our plans are the next step in readying the site for the next 50 years.”

A new Customer Experience Centre will sit by the pitlane of the site’s test track, while the heritage centre and museum will incorporate the site’s original main office and executive suites.

A wide range of Lotus vehicles and exhibits will be showcased and Lotus founder Colin Chapman’s office will be a focal point of the museum.

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