Background

Jaguar Land Rover’s new Engine Manufacturing Centre in Wolverhampton represents a key requirement in JLR’s global growth plans which Stace are proud to have successfully delivered on their behalf.

This industrial project comprises of 3 large open plan process halls, including a machine hall (equivalent in size to 6 football pitches) for the machining of engine parts and 2 separate assembly halls for assembly of engine components. Ancillary support buildings offer necessary staff facilities, including various engine test facilities and laboratories. Offices, training rooms, restaurants and an education business partnership centre complete the scheme.

The overall size of the project amounts to circa 1 million ft² of industrial space and was completed on a fast track basis in two phases:

Phase 1 of 700,000 ft² was completed in October 2013 and Phase 2 of 250,000 ft² was completed in October 2014.

The scope of the project involved the construction of the base building design, highly bespoke to JLR Powertrain department fit-out requirements. It required close integration and co-ordination with JLR during overlapping construction and process equipment fit-out phases.

Stace provided a full suite of services in the form of development consultancy, (including technical due diligence in land acquisition, representation with local stakeholders and acquiring all necessary strategic development consents), Project Management, Client Representative role and Employer’s Agent’s services.

Phase 1 won the prestigious Best Regeneration Project at the RICS National Awards in 2014.

The project was further recognised in 2017 by CIBSE, winning the best ‘Project of the Year – Commercial/ Industrial’ category at the Building Performance Awards 2017.