The 530,000m2 West Midlands Gigafactory site is ideally located at the heart of the UK’s automotive sector and is closer to almost every car manufacturing plant than any of the other proposed Gigafactory in the UK.
It is neighbours with the UK Battery Industrialisation Centre which is undertaking cutting-edge research in battery technologies which is vital to the future development of an electrified future.
The Gigafactory proposal is part of Coventry and Warwickshire’s ambitious 10-year vision and investment plan, it is at the heart of an area that has been developed to create the right environment for the next generation of automotive investment, including opportunities for supplier co-location, the UK Battery Industrialisation Centre, R&D technology parks, new office developments as well as retail and leisure opportunities.
The area around the site has benefitted from major infrastructure investment in recent years, totalling £455m in highways and the UK Battery Industrialisation Centre.
It benefits from a strong transport infrastructure on road and rail with the opportunity to embrace a 100% electrified logistics chain.
Future employees will have access to a dedicated network of zero emissions, sustainable transport to and from the site, including Coventry’s fully electrified bus network, Very Light Rail development and 100% electric charging in the car parks.
The site has access to 100% sustainable, green energy via the National Grid and will be supported a microgrid of photovoltaic panels.
- 530,000 sqm with outline planning consent for a Gigafactory
- Heart of the automotive sector
- Powered by 100% renewable energy
- Strong transport infrastructure
- Access to electrified logistics chain via DIRFT & UK Motorway Network
- Zero-emissions, sustainable transport network for employees
- Unrivalled access to UK automotive talent & skills
- Proximity to established automotive supply chain
- Capacity to deliver up to 60GWh of production annually
- Production ready from 2025