Property Programmes Director, JLR
The intention of this scheme for Jaguar Land Rover is to create one of the foremost automotive design and engineering facilities in the world.
The new built identity speaks of design quality and company values in order to help attract and retain the very best staff.
The design will deliver transformational change in the company’s working practices, facilities and environment. 3,500 designers, engineers, purchasing and support staff occupying the new buildings will take the overall site population up to 11,500 – the size of a small town.
A diverse range of accommodation and spaces are gathered together under one of Eurpoe’s largest timber roofs. Facilities will include a new design studio for Jaguar, offices, a site restaurant, a multipurpose hall and other amenities. A new internal street connects these to create a sense of community and give identity to all departments within the greater whole. At upper levels, a new weave of connectivity connects all departments and maximises potential for serendipitous interaction.
The landscape design will bring the beauty of the surrounding Warwickshire countryside deep into the site to reinforce a distinctive sense of place. A new lake will dramatically transform the arrival experience and form part of a sustainable drainage system. Within the site, space formerly occupied by car parking will become a new park serving the site wide community with lush green amenity away from the desk as part of the company’s Wellbeing agenda.
The building is being delivered in large part through Design for Manufacture and Assembly (DFMA) with leading contractor in that field, Laing O’Rourke. Such a methodology has an affinity with one of the core activities at the heart of Jaguar Land Rover.