Innovation, technology, enterprise and learning form the economic bedrock of Coventry & Warwickshire.
Combining the powerhouse of University of Warwick and Coventry University – who have more 50,000 students between them – alongside world-class research and development companies, we are pioneering the future of transport, digital technologies and advanced manufacturing.
We have a world renowned heritage in manufacturing and engineering and are home to major automotive players Jaguar Land Rover, BMW, Aston Martin, Geely London Taxi Company, TATA Motors and Peugeot Citroen.
Those companies – with the support of area’s internationally- recognised research and development capability – are also leading the world in developing low carbon solutions and autonomous technologies for transport, and pioneering developments in motorsport.
But we are also about far more than engineering and manufacturing. ‘Silicon Spa’ is
one of the UK’s largest games development clusters with around 40 firms – from solo micro studios to some of the sector’s largest players – based in and around the town of Royal Leamington Spa.
Coventry & Warwickshire also has an impressive track record in inward investment and business development and is one of most successful UK regions outside London.
Being just an hour from the capital and 20 miles from Birmingham, Coventry & Warwickshire is a great place to live as well as work. We have city living alongside pleasant market towns and country life, world famous visitor attractions, museums, theatres, sporting venues and conference facilities.
Coventry & Warwickshire is at MIPIM with the largest regeneration agenda in their history at the event.
The major schemes announced since the turn of the year along with longer established regeneration targets will form the basis of their presence at the event – which stretches back more than 20 years.
Plans for the City Centre South mixed-use development are on show to an international audience, following hot in the heels of the news that Coventry City Council has chosen London-based Shearer Property Group to deliver the ambitious scheme.
Shearer, which has created a successful restaurant o er at Cathedral Lanes in the city, will lead the £360 million development which will radically transform a large part of the city centre.
The 818,000 sq ft development will feature a major department store, three flagship stores, 50 new retail units, a hotel, cinema, restaurants and residential units.
Around £82 million is also being invested in Coventry station, which has seen the highest growth in rail passengers in the last five years outside London.
The expansion of the project, which has been financially supported by the Coventry and Warwickshire Local Enterprise Partnership (CWLEP) through the Growth Deal Fund, will include a new footbridge, a second entrance, a new multi-storey car park, a public transport interchange and highways improvement which will help in the delivery of the Friargate Masterplan.
A new bay platform will enable a new service to operate between Coventry and Nuneaton, and free up capacity on the existing line.
Plans to develop Nuneaton town centre are also being taken to the show along with the scheme which will see the regeneration of Old Town in Leamington, leading to a new creative quarter which will further add to the town’s international reputation in digital industries.