Seven years ago when french car maker Peugeot closed its factory at Ryton, the employment situation in the area looked pretty bleak.
More than two thousand people were made redundant when production lines stopped at the plant near Coventry in 2006.
The factory is long gone - but now new firms are building big, bringing hundreds of new jobs. Chris Halpin went to see the first company to move in - Network Rail.
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