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Global Technology Centre coming to the Region

Published: Tuesday, 26 March 2019

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Work has started on an engineering group's new £10m global technology centre in Leamington Spa.

Liberty Engineering Group, part of Sanjeev Gupta’s global GFG Alliance, is building a 50,000 sq ft centre which will become its UK hub for research and development.

When fully operational, it will house more than 100 technical professionals, including 40 new engineering posts that will be created.

The flagship centre will support Liberty’s plans to grow its market share in the automotive and other sectors by providing products ranging from design and prototyping all the way to volume manufacturing.

The company, which employs 5,000 in its UK industrial operations, has also confirmed that the new base will also house Liberty’s Vehicle Technologies, 920Engineering (920E) and Shiftec businesses.

Located off Tachbrook Road, Leamington Spa, the new centre is expected to open in early 2020.

Benniman Construction Group are the lead contractors for the development.

Executive chairman of the Liberty House Group and the GFG Alliance, Sanjeev Gupta, said: "We believe in Britain’s bright future at the forefront of advanced engineering and manufacturing of next-generation vehicles.

"This investment will put Liberty at the heart of automotive’s exciting evolution and deliver cutting edge innovations that builds on our status as a world-leading supplier in the sector."