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The nerve centre of David Appleby Engineering's operation is Greatworth Park, a former RAF Radio Base that enjoys an idyllic setting in the heart of the Oxfordshire countryside. The site has been extensively renovated and contains everything the team needs to function.
Turning History into a Modern Motorsport Facility
The premises had been lacking investment in the last 10 years and required a considerable amount of updating and refurbishment.
The result is a modern clean facility that boasts amazing attention to detail. The former RAF Naffi has been converted into a smart showroom where employees and visitors can take advantage of a fully fitted dining area. As well as being home to the team, Greatworth Park also offers the potential for serviced office accommodation for external companies.
The heart of the DAE workshop is based in the most modern side of the facility in a two story 500 m2 workshop including final assembly area. Inside is a number of ramps and specialised engineering floors. Sub-
Further to this we have an 1100bhp, 16,000 RPM engine dyno which has recently been installed.
Search for a New Home
The team moved to Greatworth Park in September 2011. However, the story began many months earlier when Managing Director David Appleby recognised that the requirements of a central location for their various motorsport programmes meant their picturesque but remote facilities in Devon were no longer suited to the demands created by a sport moving forwards in leaps and bounds. Relocating the team to the centre of motorsport valley was key and the search for a site finished at Greatworth Park.