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June 19 2019

Coventry-based Travel de Courcey
sees £3m depot upgrade

New ‘high-tech, state-of-the-art’ headquarters to 12 months to build

Travel de Courcey has doubled the size of its Coventry headquarters after investing £3m in a state-of-the-art depot.

The firm has created an 18,000sq ft building which includes an engineering facility incorporating eight bays to repair the company’s 106 vehicles, wireless vehicle platforms and LED lighting along with offices for staff with the entire operation being powered by biomass wood chip.

It comes after receiving help from the Coventry and Warwickshire Local Enterprise Partnership (CWLEP) Growth Hub to resolve an issue over the lease at its site off Rowley Drive in Baginton, where it has been based since 1981.

CWLEP Growth Hub Commercial Manager Jeremy Moore and Planning and Development Adviser Bill Blincoe enlisted the support of Coventry MP Geoffrey Robinson and Coventry City Council Deputy Chief Executive (Place) Martin Yardley to arrange a meeting with council officers to agree a new 150-year lease.

Adrian de Courcey, Chief Executive of Travel de Courcey, says: “We had outgrown our previous building and started to look at other sites, but we realised it made sense to stay where we were because it is a perfect location for the majority of our work.

“Part of the depot had a 99-year lease and the other part had a 12-year lease, so it didn’t make sense to invest £3m when we only had 12 years remaining on part of our lease.”

Mr de Courcey says the firm now has a high-tech depot which has taken 12 months to build to meet their needs in the short and long-term to further grow the business which operates 24 hours a day, 364 days a year.

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