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ASTON Martin Works Service has announced plans to develop the world renowned business and its historic Newport Pagnell premises.

An initial six month stage of what will be a two-year development plan is under way with the modernisation of the contemporary car servicing facility at Newport Pagnell and the building of a brand new Aston Martin dealership.

Kingsley Riding-Felce, director of Aston Martin Works Service said: “After many years we have established ourselves as a leader in Aston Martin service, repair and restoration here at Newport Pagnell. The ability now to invest in our buildings and bring them to the same high standard of our knowledge and skill is very exciting indeed.

“This integrated plan also sees some key additions to both the team and indeed its capabilities to cater for the customer demands of the present and future.

“In addition to this, an Aston Martin dealership will be constructed at Works Service completing our fields of expertise to create a true Aston Martin ‘Centre of Excellence’.”

Comprising a highly skilled and factory-trained team, Works Service has over 530 years of Aston Martin experience within its ranks and a worldwide reputation for the quality of its service, repair and restoration of up to 2,500 Aston Martins and Lagondas from over 30 countries each year.

Also part of the plan is the recently formed Works Tailored department which expands on decades of creating the ultimate level of personalisation for Aston Martin customers. From creating unique colours, materials and finishes through to integrating the latest additional technology, Works Tailored provides customers and their Aston Martins of any age with a way to take an idea through to a crafted and thoroughly engineered reality.

Aston Martin’s connection with Newport Pagnell dates back to the 1950s. As the base of well known coachbuilders, Salmon & Sons, the Tickford Street site was purchased by Aston Martin’s then owner, David Brown, as the perfect place from which to base both Aston Martin and Lagonda in an area that already boasted a highly skilled workforce.

Home to Aston Martin production for over 50 years up until 2007, this latest development plan underlines the company’s commitment to this business and to the local area for many years to come.