Our Vision

To establish MIRA Technology Park as Europe’s number one automotive technology cluster;

  • Creating an outstanding 2m sq ft campus that will attract and inspire the best
  • Develop a globally recognised automotive technology cluster
  • Build an ecosystem which facilitates collaboration
  • To support efficient R&D operations yielding programme cost and time savings
  • To align with government priorities as an automotive centre of excellence

MIRA Technology Park Concept is created.

2010

MIRA Technology Park Concept is created.

Plans are announced to create a national automotive centre of excellence. Outline planning consent for the masterplan was achieved within one year without objection - a truly outstanding achievement.

MIRA Technology Park is awarded Enterprise Zone status.

2011

MIRA Technology Park is awarded Enterprise Zone status.

Government announced the creation of Enterprise Zones to boost UK growth with MIRA Technology Park amongst the first.

The control centre is the first new MIRA Technology Park building opened.

2012

The control centre is the first new MIRA Technology Park building opened.

The first new building was officially opened by Business Secretary Rt Hon Dr Vince Cable on the 5th November 2012 and marking the start of new growth.

Lord Heseltine visits MIRA Technology Park.

2013

Lord Heseltine visits MIRA Technology Park.

Lord Heseltine comments "the concept and the vision is absolutely fundamental to what this country should be...trying to turn itself into a centre of excellence on a world scale".

Funding is secured for an on-site infrastructure upgrade.

2014

Funding is secured for an on-site infrastructure upgrade.

MIRA Technology Park secures £7.4 m investment allowing the advancement of key infrastructure development including utilities, major roads, utilities, cycle ways and footpaths.

High demand leads to Enterprise Zone Extension granted by an Act of parliament.

2015

High demand leads to Enterprise Zone Extension granted by an Act of parliament.

Chancellor George Osborne announces that MIRA Technology Park is "...one of the most successful Enterprise Zones in the Country... having grown over 40% since 2010...and we will extend the enterprise zone".

On-site Phase 1 infrastructure completed.

2016

On-site Phase 1 infrastructure completed.

Government Minister Marcus Jones MP opened new infrastructure by breaking a ribbon with an Aston Martin Vanquish Volante. Many vehicles were on display ranging from a Mercedes Formula 1 car through to defence vehicles with each one having a development connection with MIRA.

Technology Centre NW03 is completed.

2017

Technology Centre NW03 is completed.

At over 27,000 sq ft this is the second largest new building to be completed. Although commenced as a speculative development it was fully occupied on completion and construction continues on four new buldings in 2017.

HORIBA MIRA heritage

HORIBA MIRA’s heritage spans over 70 years and has touched some of the UK’s most significant automotive developments.

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