When Ultium Cells, a joint venture of LG Energy Solution and General Motors, decided to double its battery production in the United States, they called on a familiar face. After designing Ultium Cells’ first battery plant in Lordstown, Ohio, Gresham Smith was once again selected to design the 2.8 million square-foot facility in Spring Hill, Tennessee. Scheduled to open in late 2023, the $2.3 billion investment is expected to create 1,300 new jobs. We are delivering a full suite of design services as well as engineering and commissioning via the Integrated Project Delivery method.




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Power Play

Power Play

The Spring Hill facility will be similar in size to the first Ultium Cells plant, allowing Ultium Cells to double its battery production using an advanced and efficient battery cell manufacturing process. It will supply battery cells to GM’s Spring Hill manufacturing assembly plant, which will build Ultium-powered vehicles like the Cadillac LYRIQ. The mass-production of battery cells will contribute to GM’s vision for an all-electric, zero-emissions future.