Greenpower Park: The UK’s upcoming battery research and manufacturing campus

  • Greenpower Park will revolutionise battery research and manufacturing.
  • It attracts global collaboration with £2.5 billion investment and 6,000 skilled jobs.
  • Positioned in Coventry, it leads Britain’s green industrial revolution.

Greenpower Park opens to provide training and facilitate innovation for the UK’s energy and emobility sectors

Greenpower Park will be the UK’s most advanced hub for electrification and clean energy. It will spearhead the nation’s transition towards a greener industrial landscape. Anchored by the West Midlands Gigafactory, this ambitious project promises to revolutionise battery research, manufacturing, and testing. It will drive advancements in zero-emission vehicles and sustainable energy systems.

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Cllr Jim O’Boyle, Cabinet Member for Jobs, Regeneration, and Climate Change at Coventry City Council, commented:

“In a decisive stride towards fortifying Britain’s position as a global leader in electrification innovation, the unveiling of Greenpower Park with the West Midlands Gigafactory marks a transformative moment for the nation’s net zero landscape.” 

With an unprecedented investment target of £2.5 billion and the creation of 6,000 highly skilled jobs, Greenpower Park aims to attract global attention and collaboration. The project’s holistic approach brings together academia, industry, government, and international partners. Its goal is to accelerate development and innovation in the electrification sector.

Located in Coventry, the Greenpower Park campus stands as the only site in the UK with approved plans for a large-scale battery production facility. Its capacity to produce up to 60GWh of batteries—enough to power 600,000 electric vehicles—positions the UK as a strategic centre for clean energy technologies.

Supported by nine local universities and a burgeoning business sector, Greenpower Park offers a unique package of incentives to stimulate development. These incentives include investment zone status, approved planning permission, and a regional incentives package. This makes it an attractive destination for businesses. So, it has the power to advance the UK’s international standing as a greentech innovator.  

Capitalising on a future workforce of over 210,000 local students enrolled in relevant degrees and vocational courses, Greenpower Park aims to meet the growing demand for skilled professionals in the electrification sector. This emphasis on workforce development ensures the sustainability and longevity of the project’s impact on the UK’s economy and environment.

Cllr Jim O’Boyle continued:

“This ambitious initiative is not merely about setting the groundwork for the next generation of electric technologies and sustainable manufacturing practices. It is a clarion call to the world that the UK is open for business, ready to lead the charge in the green industrial revolution. With its strategic location, unprecedented financial support, academic partnerships, a ready-made skilled workforce, and oven-ready plans to build Britain’s biggest gigafactory, Greenpower Park is poised to become the cornerstone of the UK’s electrified future, driving forward our commitment to innovation, sustainability, and economic growth.”

Greenpower Park represents a significant step towards fortifying Britain’s position as a global leader in innovation. Its comprehensive approach, strategic alliances, and unwavering commitment to sustainability push the UK’s industry toward electrification. Cutting-edge facilities and gigafactories are openingregularly across the UK. Could we be on the cusp of a new wave of technological innovation?

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