Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) recently unveiled new facilities at its Gaydon site in Warwickshire, creating one of the UK’s most sustainable non-domestic buildings — and the country’s largest automotive creation and development centre.
The company’s focus is on achieving a future of zero emissions, zero accidents and zero congestion — both at its facilities and through its products and services.
Gaydon is home to almost 13,000 skilled engineers and designers, who are developing the next-generation Jaguar and Land Rover vehicles.
The centre is also creating autonomous, connected, electrified and shared mobility technologies that will ensure Jaguar Land Rover’s long-term sustainable growth.
JLR CEO Ralf Speth (www.jaguarlandrover.com
) said: “Mega-trends like urbanisation and sustainability are fundamentally changing the automotive industry.
"At JLR, we not only participate, we are shaping future mobility. Our vision is for a world in which zero-emission vehicles, public transport and self-driving pods will form one smart integrated and networked transport system.
"At Gaydon, we have invested in the future — and in an inspiring environment for our people.”
The advanced product creation centre brings design, engineering and production purchasing under one roof for the first time, on a site that is equivalent to almost 480 football pitches and delivers more than 50,000m2
of world-class innovative workspace, designed to encourage collaboration throughout the entire vehicle development process — from sketch to showroom.
It includes the new Jaguar design studio, co-locating Jaguar and Land Rover design for the first time.
JLR is on track to offer customers electrified options for all new Jaguar and Land Rover models from 2020.
The opening at Gaydon follows confirmation of the company’s plans to transform its Castle Bromwich facility into the UK’s first premium electrified plant, where a range of new electrified vehicles will be manufactured, starting with the next-generation Jaguar XJ.