During the event, which is set to take place in Cannes from March 13 – 16, MIRA Technology Park will launch the marketing of its Southern Manufacturing Sector, which is an extension to the existing world-renowned site, as it actively seeks potential land users.
The 92 acre Southern Manufacturing Sector site is strategically located opposite MIRA Technology Park, offering potential land users a unique proposition by directly linking them to the extensive R&D facilities at MIRA. The proximity to the Technology Park will also provide the land holder the opportunity to interact with businesses on site that are interested in expanding their manufacturing capabilities.
The site offers a one of a kind opportunity for businesses in the automotive manufacturing and R&D sector, who want to work alongside leading global transport technology companies. This prestigious technology cluster and its unique facilities and capabilities has already attracted global leaders such as Aston Martin, Bentley, Honda, Toyota and Jaguar Land Rover.
Development on the Southern Manufacturing Sector at MIRA Technology Park is expected to have a significant positive impact on the local economy, creating over 1,000 jobs across a variety of different skill sets and sectors. A public consultation on planning is set to take place this year, allowing the local community to have its say on any proposed development.
Terry Spall, Commercial Director at MIRA Technology Park said: “This is an exciting development for MIRA Technology Park, which is set to bring a significant level of manufacturing capability to the area. With the unique R&D facilities and expertise already housed on the Technology Park, the Southern Manufacturing Sector represents an enticing proposition for prospective land users, which has already received international interest.
“MIPIM itself is one of the most important events within the property industry and will allow us to showcase what MIRA Technology Park – and the region as a whole - has to offer.”
MIRA Technology Park will attend MIPIM as a member of the Coventry and Warwickshire MIPIM Partnership, which is made up of around 20 private sector companies and organisations who help finance the partnership’s presence at the four-day event.
Ian Flynn, Inward Invest Manager, Invest in Warwickshire said: “The UK Midlands auto cluster is a major centre of auto R&D in Europe, including autonomous vehicles and EV technology research, and HORIBA-MIRA has long been a key part of this. The new Southern Manufacturing Site adds high-tech auto manufacture to the existing R&D offer at MIRA Technology Park. This is excellent news for local tech and auto companies looking for space to expand and new ones looking to get into the UK auto supply chain, with local OEMs including Aston Martin, BMW, Geely LEVC, Jaguar Land Rover and Toyota just a short drive away. For those interested in the opportunities to support investment into the new manufacturing site, MIPIM presents the perfect opportunity to find out more.”
In recent years, the infrastructure surrounding MIRA Technology Park has undergone a series of comprehensive upgrades. The highways were improved in 2014, with a new dual carriageway and junction upgrades facilitating growth along this area of the A5 - a major connecting road to some of the UK’s largest motorways – and sustainable transport measures have been put in place to connect the site to local areas. In 2015, a series of extensive upgrades to power and other services were implemented, accommodating the expected future growth of the Technology Park.