The Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) Engine Manufacturing Centre in Wolverhampton, UK, was presented with the coveted Project of the Year Award in the Commercial/Industrial category.
Arup provided civil, structural, mechanical, electrical and public health engineering, as well as architectural, landscape design, acoustics, fire and BREEAM consultancy services on the project.
The 100,000m2 state-of-the-art building houses JLR’s machine and assembly halls, engineering design and development areas, engine test cells, and administration and staff support areas.
Arup met JLR’s performance and sustainability objectives by setting high standards of fabric performance and carefully analysing the intensive production process energy requirements. Low and zero carbon technologies used in conjunction with a comprehensive energy management system, which was monitored by Arup’s building performance team, ensured the building delivered on its sustainability targets.
Sustainable building features include natural ventilation, day lit office and production spaces, extensive grey water recycling, solar thermal hot water heating and the largest rooftop PV array in the UK. 21,000 photovoltaic panels have been installed that provides energy to power 30% of the facility, equivalent to 1,600 homes.
The CIBSE Building Performance Awards recognise the people, products and projects that demonstrate engineering excellence in the built environment, focusing on actual, measured performance, not design intent or performance specifications.