JAGUAR LAND ROVER REVEALS PLANS FOR NEW COVENTRY FACTORY

The car giant is set to spend about £500 million on a 30-acre site in Coventry.

Jaguar land Rover is set to announce another huge job-boosting investment in the West Midlands.

The car giant is set to invest about £500 million on a 30-acre site in Coventry.

The giant scheme comes less than 12 months after JLR revealed a £450 million investment in Castle Bromwich - and soon after announcing record UK car sales.

The proposals are for a scheme on Gateway North, next to Coventry Airport on the A45, and is expected to deliver a double boost with a further 30 earmarked for JLR suppliers.

Progress in the next phase of the expansion had been held up by problems connecting the two sides of the A45, but mammoth plans are due to be announced this week which would see a £35 million bridge built over the A45 between the two sites.

Phase two of JLR's plans is the purchase of the Gateway North site, which will house thousands of staff, mainly to do with the company's back office functions. Administrative jobs at Whitley are also set to move to the site.

That will free up capacity at its Whitley headquarters, where hundreds of research and development jobs are set to be created.

Source: BirminghamPost

 


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