1,000 jobs to be created at MIRA Technology Park extension

Some 1,000 jobs are set to be created on the Leicestershire/Warwickshire border after MIRA Technology Park revealed it is to build a 92-acre extension to its site.

MIRA will launch the South Manufacturing Sector site at MIPIM in Cannes. It will be based opposite the existing Technology Park.

A public consultation on planning is set to take place this year.

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.”

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.”