Is Jaguar Land Rover expanding its engine making facilities?

Jaguar Land Rover looks to be making moves to expand its engine making facilities in the West Midlands.

According to the BBC, the company has bought a new parcel of land adjacent to its current £500,000 engine making facility on the i54 business park in Wolverhampton.

The JLR engine production facility in Wolverhampton.
The JLR engine production facility in Wolverhampton.

Neighbouring residents have also been issued with letters stating that the company wants to explore increasing its size and that a public consultation would take place.

The current Jaguar Land Rover site was opened in the Autumn by the Queen and has already doubled in size. It supports employs about 1,400 people.

The site produces about 400,000 engines each year, rolling a new engine of the production line every 40 seconds.