Coventry's new engineering academy due to open next year

artists impressions cov An artist's impression of Coventry's new engineering college, due to open in September 2014

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Coventry is to get a new engineering academy, which will cater for more than 600 students.

The three-storey building will be based in the grounds of Westwood Academy.

City council planners have approved the Mitchell Avenue development, which could create up to 50 jobs.

The development will also have a car park that has space for 40 cars, 24 bicycles and disabled spaces. The college will provide full-time education for students aged 14 to 19.

Planning permission has been granted to the Warwick Manufacturing Group, which is part of the University of Warwick. It is hoping to open the venue in September 2014.

University of Warwick's head of planning Chris Carrington said: "We are very excited about this.

"We worked closely with developers Kier to ensure we will provide a great space for our students, teachers and business partners."

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