The announcement comes as MIRA Technology Park reveals the latest globally-recognised businesses to be based at the site, with GKN, Continental and Goodyear all taking space within a newly-created, highly secure multi-tenant 27,500 sq ft Technology Centre, which has just been completed at the site.
As part of their speech this morning, the Prime Minister and Chancellor outlined plans to create 300,000 jobs in the Midlands, to deliver £5.2 billion of investment into transport infrastructure and back science and innovation in the region. In addition, the Prime Minister and Chancellor confirmed that – as the UK’s largest automotive Technology Park – MIRA’s Enterprise Zone will expand in size, taking it to a proposed total of two million sq ft.
Also complete and opened today was the 25,500 sq ft bespoke building for Swedish firm, Haldex, which announced it was creating its new European Technical Centre – which will allow the firm to expand its engineering capabilities – at the Midlands-based site at the end of 2013. Together, the four companies represent a total of more than 100 jobs to the Midlands.
The opening of these two new facilities on the Enterprise Zone site was further buoyed this week by a successful HCA Local Infrastructure Fund (LIF) equity deal. Work will now begin on key infrastructure to further expedite the growth of the Enterprise Zone following a ground-breaking ceremony with Robert Napier, Chairman of the HCA. The deal represents £12.9 million of LIF investment into MIRA Technology Park.