I have since found out that the factory is closed for 13 days, but Ford UK told me that there was no capacity to build my car earlier. Ford and my local dealer are taking the urine, there is no customer care or KCI keeping the customer informed.
I have just posted my experience in the 'factory closure' post. I ordered mine at the beginning of Sept and have just learned that they are awaiting Sat Nav and Paint so it will not be built until the factory re starts. I am told the earliest delivery to the dealer will be Dec 21st. Ford looked for a vehicle with similar speck that was In the country but could not find one, so I expect I will not actually get the car until after Christmas.