VIDEO: Vince Cable MP opens brand new Volkswagen building

A new state-of-the-art £36million building that has created 350 city jobs was officially opened by secretary of state for business, innovation and skills.

Rt Hon Vince Cable MP made the trip to celebrate the launch of Volkswagen Financial Services’ new head office and unveiled a plaque yesterday afternoon.

Speaking at the event, Mr Cable said: “It is a pleasure to be in Milton Keynes. When you think about the car industry it’s not the first place on your lips, but if you think ahead I suspect it will be a major centre for the vehicle industry in the years to come.

“There is a lot of innovation in this city around the motoring industry.”

The building’s sleek curves are intersected by straight lines and planes of current car design.

Vince Cable at Volkswagen Financial Services' new head office with His Excellency Dr Peter Ammon, German Ambassador

Vince Cable at Volkswagen Financial Services' new head office with His Excellency Dr Peter Ammon, German Ambassador

“There is a lot of innovation in this city.”

Vince Cable MP