Possible important site demolition

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Posting this to see if anybody in the Midlands, UK knows anything about it. Chatting in the pub yesterday to an itinerant Brummie who started talking about "Merlin test beds" being demolished soon. As I understand, Massey-Ferguson have stopped tractor production in Coventry and the site's being sold for housing. The site was originally Standard Motors. Apparently, these buildings are still camouflaged, still have test procedures on the walls, all equipment intact and look like the staff just left for a tea break. I don't recall Standard Motors building Merlins. Do I remember right? Were they part of the Repair Organisation? More to the point, it sounds to me that these should be Listed Buildings. Any comments or more accurate knowledge? Ken
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