An energy-efficient training academy for Jaguar Land Rover technicians and apprentices hopes to cut carbon emissions by more than 275 tons per annum.
The new eco-friendly site uses an innovative wax-storage plasterboard to regulate room temperatures, and incorporates rainwater tanks and a solar water-heating system.
Opened by former Top Gear presenter Kate Humble, the facility will carry out product and systems training for staff at Gaydon and Castle Bromwich in Birmingham.
After visiting the site in Bird Road in Warwick, which was formerly occupied by a book company, she described its facilities as "first class".
She said: "It was a delight to meet with some of the young apprentices and dealer technical staff and see the enthusiasm they showed towards their new academy."
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