The Engine Manufacturing Centre was a strategically significant facility for Jaguar Land Rover. The vast 11m high, L-shaped facility almost doubled the size of the existing plant at the i54 development on the outskirts of Wolverhampton. Peter Marshall Steel Stairs installed a range of steel stairs for this new facility on behalf of Vinci Construction.
Jaguar Land Rover’s decision to expand its operations at the site is a clear indicator of its commitment to meeting customer demand for cleaner and more efficient engines. It will also help to develop the skills and capability that the UK needs to remain globally competitive in the automotive industry.
For this 900,000 square feet factory, Peter Marshall Steel Stairs supplied and installed 10 external access and escape steel staircases, an internal feature stair comprised of polyester powder coated balustrade, glass infill panels and stainless steel top rails, plus an additional balustrade to the same specification as the internal feature stair to the adjacent atrium areas.
The Wolverhampton plant employs 1,100 people and recent developments include further investment to produce more electric cars. The multi billion pound investment will also see the Halewood plant in Merseyside become an all-electric manufacturing facility. The Wolverhampton site will also transition employees to be retained in skills connected to new electric technologies. This is expected to create a number of new jobs as well at the site. The company is expected to reposition itself an electric-first luxury car manufacturer in the future.