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JLR announces £200m redevelopment of Gaydon site

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Jaguar Land Rover has announced plans for a £200m redevelopment of its base in Gaydon in Warwickshire.

The site is JLR's design and engineering centre and the plans present the first major construction project at one of the company's non-manufacturing sites in more than a decade.

The company says it hopes to make the site 'the world’s foremost automotive product, engineering and design sites'.

The new design and engineering centre is a testament both to Jaguar Land Rover's British heritage of innovation and its compelling vision for future vehicle technology. The new space will centralise our design, product engineering and purchasing functions in an original and modern environment, as well as creating additional capacity for the future.

– Chris Elliott, Property Programmes Director for Jaguar Land Rover

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Jaguar Land Rover to create more jobs but only if they can expand

Jaguar Land Rover has announced that they will be creating more jobs in the region but only if they expand their site.

The boss of the company says this can only happen if the government helps by freeing up land and improving electricity supplies.

ITV News understands that if this is too difficult to achieve in the UK, the company may look elsewhere.

As our Business Correspondent Mark Gough reports:

Two millionth Land Rover Defender auctioned for £400k

The vehicle was sold for £400,000 Credit: Land Rover

The two millionth Land Rover Defender to come off the production line at the luxury car maker's Solihull plant has sold for £400,000 at auction.

The famous 4x4 was first build in Solihull in 1948, and has retained elements of its original design ever since.

The car was sold at an auction house in London last night, with proceeds going to the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies & the Born Free Foundation.

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