Ford - Quality Starts Here
The fading slogan on the site of the Ford Foundry in Leamington Spa, Warwickshire.
The Ford Foundry is located on a significant plot of land on Old Warwick Road (next to Leamington Spa Train Station).
It opened in 1940 and closed on 18th July 2007, with the loss of 350 jobs. The vast factory site is due to be redeveloped, and has been purchased by Trilogy (a development company).
As of August 2011, Warwick District Council has just granted Trilogy planning consent to build a Morrisons supermarket, a 120-room hotel and office blocks. Trilogy will also provide a £52,000 grant to establish a community group which will manage a 'sustainable community woodland' on a triangle of land north of the railway line.
Demolition and clearance of the site should start within the next few months.