JLR breaks ground on redevelopment

Jaguar Land Rover has begun construction work on a £200m redevelopment of its design and engineering centre at Gaydon in Warwickshire.

The company says the expansion will create one of the world’s foremost automotive product, engineering and design sites.

Chris Elliott, property programmes director for Jaguar Land Rover, said, ‘The new design and engineering centre is a testament both to Jaguar Land Rover’s British heritage of innovation and its compelling vision for future vehicle technology. The new space will centralise our design, product engineering and purchasing functions in an original and modern environment, as well as creating additional capacity for the future.’

In recent years Jaguar Land Rover has invested heavily in its UK vehicle manufacturing facilities at Castle Bromwich, Halewood and Solihull to support the introduction of all-new vehicles such as the Jaguar XE, XF and F-PACE, Range Rover Evoque Convertible and Land Rover Discovery Sport.

It has also made significant progress in building its international manufacturing presence over the last year, with a new manufacturing facility under construction in Slovakia and the opening of its plant in Brazil.