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Project Award: London Taxi Company Production Facility

Winvic Construction has awarded Speedclad the contract to design, supply and install curtain walling, windows and doors to this state-of-the-art facility in Coventry.

The London Taxi Company has been producing the iconic black cab since 1948 and the company's new £250 million facility is now taking shape on Ansty Business Park in Coventry. The scheme will provide space for research, development and assembly within 20,000m2 of production space, plus 4,500m2 of offices over 3 floors, and will produce the next generation of ultra-low emission taxi cabs.

This is the first car production facility built in the UK for more than 15 years and is expected to create 1,000 new jobs at the site and eventually have capacity to assemble 36,000 vehicles a year. Reflecting its purpose, this facility for production of the 'green' black cab will have plenty of environmentally-friendly credentials, including rainwater harvesting, solar panels and charging points for electric vehicles.

Take a look at this great 'drive-by' animation of the development from architects BHP Design:



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