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Jaguar Land Rover opens green training centre

Jaguar Land Rover has opened an energy-efficient technical academy for Jaguar and Land Rover dealer technicians and apprentices.

The green-friendly building in Warwick, which is estimated to save over 275 tonnes of CO2 per year, has rainwater harvesting tanks, solar/thermal heating, solar water heating, high efficiency lighting and spray foam insulation.

It brings together facilities previously based at Jaguar Land Rover's design and engineering headquarters in Gaydon and manufacturing facilities at Castle Bromwich.

The academy occupies over 4,000 sq metres of floor area including a 60-metre workshop and training zone as well as 16 classrooms, four of which can accommodate vehicles.

Mike Wright, customer services director, said: "Jaguar Land Rover is passionate about delivering an outstanding customer experience, and the academy is an example of how we are ensuring we deliver that in all our markets.

“The Academy will act as a blueprint, in terms of both the facility and procedural standards, wherever we deliver training around the world.”

He added: “It is vital for our customers that we have a consistent approach to ensuring our dealers are technically capable of maintaining our sophisticated products and understand what it takes to deliver the levels of service our customers have come to expect."

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