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Digital Image of BuildingOur learners work in a business-led environment very much like any professional engineer, and our purpose-built learning environment reflects this.

We have a range of spaces for our students to work, from quiet study areas to flexible team-working rooms. There are desk areas for computer-based design and specialist, dedicated engineering facilities and equipment. We don’t have traditional classrooms, instead we have a range of adaptable professional working spaces, much as you would expect in any business. We call these Learning Bases and they vary in size from those that hold 20, 40 and the majority that hold 60.

Students also have the opportunity to use WMG’s facilities at the University of Warwick where they can work alongside academics, undergraduate and postgraduate students as well as businesses such as Jaguar Land Rover and Tata Motors.  With the development of the new National Automotive Innovation Campus at the University, there will be increasing opportunities to access these facilities.

Within the Academy there will also be provision for working space for our industry partners who will be participating in projects and mentoring. We want to encourage our students, teachers and businesses to freely interact and co-operate in a flexible, non-prescriptive, business-like manner.Digital Image of Building 2

Located on Chelmsley Road, Chelmsley Wood, the site is self-contained with its own canteen, hall and multi use games area. We are also within a 5 minute walk of the North Solihull Leisure Centre which boasts a sports hall, swimming pool and fitness suite. In addition to this, we also have access to the substantial sports facilities and Libraries at the University of Warwick.

We will work closely with our sister Academy in Coventry to share best practice, however the two Academies are independent of each other and retain their own distinct identities.