Ultium Cells


Lordstown, OH


Architecture, Commissioning, Engineering, Experiential Design and Wayfinding, Site Development


2023 LCI Engineering Design Award

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When General Motors and LG Energy Solution teamed up to create what became the largest battery plant of its kind in the United States, they called on Gresham Smith to bring their vision to life. With a new joint venture called Ultium Cells, GM and LG Energy Solution is investing up to $2.3 billion to build a 2.8 million square-foot lithium-ion electric vehicle battery cell manufacturing plant in Lordstown, Ohio, that’s expected to create more than 1,100 jobs. We delivered a full suite of design services as well as engineering and commissioning via the Integrated Project Delivery model.

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Stretching across 156 acres, the plant occupies more than 2.8 million square feet of total floor area, and it will have an annual capacity of more than 30 gigawatt hours with room to grow. The Ultium batteries will be used to power the new third-generation global electric vehicle platform that will be used in a number of new GM’s electric vehicles.