Jaguar Land Rover to more than double the size of its base in Coventry!
Monday, March 30, 2015
Car giant Jaguar Land Rover is to more than double the size of its base in Coventry in a massive expansion of its advanced engineering and design centre.
JLR is to announce it has completed an estimated £20 Million deal for 62 acres of land at Whitley – more than doubling its current 55-acre footprint at the site, which also houses its global headquarters.
The firm currently employs 5,200 people at Whitley and sources close to the deal are confident the expansion could lead to up to 4,000 extra jobs, although the company has officially denied this while also failing to put a figure on the potential number of new jobs.
There are also hopes the huge expansion could create an estimated 7,000 to 11,000 jobs indirectly in the region.
It is understood the move will turn Coventry into the global ‘brains’ of the company – with all research and development taking place in the city and all of JLR’s prototypes being built at Whitley.
Source: Coventry Telegraph Website