Southern Manufacturing Sector

The Southern Manufacturing Sector is a prime development site which is an extension to the world-renowned MIRA Technology Park automotive technology cluster.

In the heart of the UK’s
automotive industry.

 

Surrounded by beautiful English countryside and within easy reach of major UK cities, it borders Leicestershire and Warwickshire and benefits from convenient and easy connectivity:

 

  • 30 mins from Birmingham Airport
  • One hour commute from London by train
  • Local bus networks to surrounding towns and villages 

 

Sub region employs over 15,000

Sub region employs over 15,000

in the manufacture of motor vehicles – 21% of the UK total

90 Acre Site

90 Acre Site

of prime employment land

Engineering Professionals

Engineering Professionals

Strong concentration of engineering professionals 20% above the UK average

Prime Land.
Prime Automotive Location.
Prime Opportunity.

 

In the heart of the UK’s automotive industry and part of Europe’s largest leading transport technology park, the Southern Manufacturing Sector (SMS) development site comprises 90 acres of prime employment land strategically located opposite the Technology Park and linking directly to the extensive R&D facilities at HORIBA MIRA.

 

Capable of providing up to 1.5 million sq ft of major R&D and manufacturing facilities, this self-contained site bene ts from direct integration with the world-famous test facilities and R&D resources at the Technology Park, as well as the opportunity to promote an occupier’s independent corporate identity.

 

MIRA Technology Parks' unique and market-leading status has already attracted global automotive giants such as Aston Martin, Bentley, Honda, Toyota and Jaguar Land Rover.
The site inherits HORIBA MIRA’s global automotive pro le and benefits from 842 acres of R&D engineering resources, world-class test facilities, skills availability and excellent transport links.

 

The development land already enjoys the advantages of signi cant infrastructure improvements, including direct access to the upgraded A5 opposite the main Technology Park entrance and improved transport measures.

The SMS represents a rare opportunity to deliver a bespoke facility for engineering companies, and join the list of global brands to become part of one of Europe’s fastest growing automotive R&D clusters.

 

The Midlands Auto Cluster

4 Driverless Car Trials

4 Driverless Car Trials

Home to many of the UK’s driverless vehicle trials, with major auto OEMs including CAV Testbed, UK Autodrive, UK CITE, IVMS

40 OEMs

40 OEMs

Including: Aston Martin, Lagonda, BMW, Caterpillar, Changan, Detroit Electric, Geely London Electric, Vehicle Company, Jaguar, Land Rover, Mecalac, Triumph

CAV Cluster

CAV Cluster

Part of the UK Government Meridian Connected and Autonomous Vehicle R&D Cluster between London and Coventry

New Energy Vehicles

New Energy Vehicles

Major centre for low carbon vehicle and new energy vehicle R&D, testing and manufacturing

1st UK EV Factory

1st UK EV Factory

Location of the first purpose-built EV factory at Ansty, near Coventry

£80M UK BIC

£80M UK BIC

Home of the new UK Battery Industrialisation Centre (UK BIC), joining the new National Automotive Innovation Campus (NAIC), major focus of UK auto R&D

Think R&D. Think UK.

Proximity to the UK automotive market reduces logistics costs, minimises risk and facilitates the handling of increasingly complex production processes. The UK provides an investor-friendly environment coupled with world-leading automotive benefits including a thriving motorsport industry and renowned universities.

By offering incentives such as the lowest rates of corporate taxation in the G7, flexible labour laws, funding for growth, R&D incentives (Tax Credits and Patent Box) and the creation of Enterprise Zones, the UK attracts more overseas development than any other country in Europe.

The ‘Midlands Engine’ at the heart of UK growth

MIRA Technology Park sits within the Midlands Engine, a major UK Government economic initiative which sets out to create 300,000 jobs and boost the economy by £34 billion. Businesses located in this region benefit from commercial opportunity, affordability, connectivity and quality of life.

A world-leading location

MIRA Technology Park is located both at the automotive centre of the UK and at the geographical centre of England. The Midlands offers a safe, multi-cultural society and a high standard of living for resident engineers and their families, with every amenity on hand. A bus service connects the campus with local towns.

The region boasts over 1,500 automotive sector companies, including seven volume car manufacturers, seven commercial vehicle manufacturers, nine bus and coach manufacturers, six design centres, the majority of the Formula 1 teams and many global Tier 1 suppliers and technology specialists.

 

Brochure Download

 

To find out more about the opportunities for your automotive business at the Southern Manufacturing Sector, download a brochure here.

 

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