Car giant Jaguar Land Rover is planning further expansion of its base in north Birmingham following the closure of the Dunlop Motorsport factory last year.
The manufacturer has brought forward new plans to build more than 360,000 sq ft of industrial and logistics space on the Jaguar site previously used by Dunlop Motorsport.
The tyre company closed down its base off Fort Parkway, Castle Bromwich, in May 2014 after the landord took the decision to sell the site to JLR and the company then shifted some of its manufacturing capabilities abroad.
JLR recently lodged plans for a temporary car park to house 'work in progress' cars awaiting final quality checks and now it wants to develop the land further.
It is seeking planning permission to build a warehouse unit of 183,800 sq ft for use as an integrated logistics centre and a second unit covering 180,890 sq ft for an automated storage and retrieval system.
They will be connected by a canopy. The development site includes the west car park opposite the Fort Dunlop office complex and Travelodge hotel.
The new buildings will receive and store parts and components which will then be transported within the existing plant to the production line.
The application site currently houses industrial buildings and hardstandings used as a staff car park and some demolition work will be required.
As a result of the redevelopment, a net total of 225 car parking spaces will be lost.
A design statement prepared by property and construction consultancy Ridge and Partners said: "The new buildings are required to support Jaguar Land Rover's projected volumes of production on the site.
"Their presence will provide greater resilience and security to the production process and enable more control of the movement of goods vehicles in and around the plant.
"The sites have been identified as they can be made available and work with the logistics plan for the plant as a whole."