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New UK automotive hub to create 2,700 jobs

06 Sep 2016
The UK  government has announced it will be investing £25 million in a new ‘expanded automotive business zone’ in Whitley, near Coventry, that is expected to create an estimated 2,700 jobs. 

The 24-hectare automotive hub, officially called the Whitley South Infrastructure Project will partner with local enterprise and councils which have also pledged to invest a further £10 million in the project.

The jobs will be for high-skilled engineering and advanced manufacturers with some 15,000 people already employed in the sector within the Coventry and Warwickshire area. 

“Our world-class auto sector is leading the way and this new development will create thousands more skilled jobs,” said business and energy secretary, Greg Clark. 

The project is scheduled for completion next year and the Government says business will be operational on site by late 2017. 

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