Planning consent has been granted by Warwick District Council to create the UK Battery Industrialisation Centre (UKBIC).

Developers The Coventry & Warwickshire Development Partnership have been successful in their application to create a 193,750 sq ft research and development facility near the A45/Festival Roundabout and A46/Tollbar Roundabout and at the junction of the A444 with the A4114/Whitley Roundabout in Coventry.

The UKBIC will enable the development of the next generation of battery systems across battery chemistry, electrodes, cell, module and pack levels. It will provide opportunities for partnership between industry and academia, delivering on the Government’s Industrial Strategy.

The new UK manufacturing development centre was awarded to the area following a successful joint bid between Coventry City Council, the Coventry and Warwickshire Local Enterprise Partnership and WMG, at the University of Warwick. The competition was led by the Advanced Propulsion Centre (APC) and supported by Innovate UK.