Coventry Airport could get thousands of jobs

Hotel News - 25/04/2011

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Plans for a new business hub at Coventry Airport could lead to the creation of as many as 10,000 new jobs. The claim was put forth by the airport’s new multi-millionaire owner.

Sir Peter Rugby has proposed an economic hub plan for Coventry Airport that could see investment of £250 million. If successful, the proposal could create as many as 10,000 new jobs.

Sir Peter bought the airport in April last year. He has just announced a huge scheme that would upgrade airport facilities and create a business hub at the location capable of fostering thousands of jobs within less than four years.

Under the proposal, two main areas of development would be implemented. The airport and infrastructure would be upgraded and there would be a joint venture to boost the environment in the region of the airport.

The plan includes a technology office park as well as investment opportunities in manufacturing and distribution. The proposed development covers an area of more than 200 acres and would be implemented in conjunction with improved facilities for both passengers and cargo at the airport.

The office park, to cover some 65 acres, would get its own new dedicated road junction. The design of the link to the A45 would alleviate problems with traffic at the Tollbar island.

The proposal includes plans for an airport hotel, car parking, a restaurant and airsaide hangers, plus other facilities to include a new access road. Sir Peter said the scheme would also lead to passenger flights restarting - a big boost for the local economy.

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