Livid locals say bulldozing old Coventry Jaguar Land Rover buildings is 'erasing history'

An old Jaguar Land Rover office block on Sayer Drive in Coventry
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Livid locals say the loss of old Jaguar Land Rover buildings is like 'erasing history'. CoventryLive reported that the old warehouse and office at Sayer Drive is set to be demolished.

These works start on the former Brown's Lane site in just a matter of days and will pave the way for a 'mix and range of commercial space in the area. Property group Goodman got the go-ahead from Coventry council last week to demolish the buildings.

But this decision has not been welcomed by all. In fact, the loss of the buildings, which played a part in the city's proud car manufacturing past, has upset some.

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On the CoventryLive page on Facebook, Viv Gregory posted: "Feels like they are trying to erase history" while Suney Sgh said: "So sad I worked there at Lawrence Automotive at the same sight as there providers of parts back in 2014 making parts for Jags and Land Rovers before they went bust."

Graham D Prebble added: "Did a couple of proto builds there... Certainly a unique place."

Monday (July 8) will see the start of works to down the buildings at Browns Lane and they are due to finish in late October.

Colliers handled the sale of the site and its team director Simon Norton said the land is being redeveloped to "complement" neighbouring Lyons Park.

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