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9th February 2024

Council Resolve to Approve MIRA Tech Park's South Site Expansion

In a monumental move for the Midlands, the South Site expansion at MIRA Tech Park has been unanimously supported. The approved South Site will deliver a high-quality, masterplan development incorporating 2.3m sq ft of large scale manufacturing and industrial facilities that are complementary to the extensive R&D facilities and campus at the existing MIRA Tech Park site.

This major expansion is expected to create 2,500 highly skilled jobs, and progress on site will be supported by major power and road infrastructure investment, creating an environment conducive to growth with a range of building sizes from 250,000 sq ft to suit tenant requirements. 

Tim Nathan, Managing Director of MIRA Tech Park, "We are thrilled with this announcement, which is a key milestone unlocking the next phase of this long-term project and which will further establish MIRA Tech Park as a globally attractive location and UK national asset.”

What sets the South Site apart is its seamless integration with an established sister site, renowned for its technical expertise. This synergy not only fosters collaboration but also enhances operational efficiency, meeting the needs and requirements of businesses in the growing hi-tech manufacturing industry. Positioning the site as a highly strategic development in the Midlands Engine.

As part of the larger MIRA cluster, the South Site enjoys the benefits of the existing Tech Park planning consent and infrastructure investment, to grow to an impressive 4 million square feet upon completion. This expansion presents a golden opportunity for large-scale advanced manufacturing in next-generation mobility and cleantech technologies. With early applications set to fast-track delivery, the realisation of this ambitious project is well on its way for construction in 2025.

This venture signals a transformative shift, shaping the future of industrial innovation, commercialisation, and economic growth in the region.

Supported by local Councils and Enterprise Partnerships, this joint venture will be delivered by Evans Randall Investors alongside development manager, Swanvale Developments. Cushman & Wakefield are the appointed leasing agents for the South Site, masterplans have been architected by Stephen George + Partners and Stantec has provided planning consultancy for the project.

Final planning consent is subject to confirmation on section 106 and Highways final approval.