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Manufacturing Facility ​

Architect: Arup 
Main Contractor: Interserve

End User: Jaguar Land Rover (JLR)

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Mediline System



fire rated

High Glazed Wall

nine-metre 90min fire rated


JLR planned a £500m investment for their first in-house engine manufacturing facility. Opened by Her Majesty, it currently produces 400,000 Ingenium petrol and diesel engines a year. Norwood worked with Interserve to deliver this ground-breaking project to the highest standards.  The overall project won the Regeneration award at the RICS Awards Grand Final.

Project Spec

The main challenge was to provide a 120Min fire-rated demountable compartment wall at eleven meters high. Norwood teamed up with Interserve, developing our 200mm Mediline system, which was subjected to excessive laboratory testing to achieve the 120Min Fire Rated certification. In addition to solid partitions, Norwood supplied a 90Min fire-rated nine-meter high glazed partition wall which provided a viewing gallery from the grand reception onto the manufacturing floor.

In addition to the fire-rated compartment walls, Norwood provided a  self-supporting machine and QC enclosures. The enclosures had to give a clean environment to a GMP standard; therefore, they had their own mechanical equipment, which was all supported by the Norwood enclosure.  This was delivered by designing and installing a bespoke PodSolve system which consisted of a hidden ceiling joist system that provided the structural support for the mechanical equipment.

Norwood often returns to Jaguar Land Rover providing modifications without business interruption to the build as their product cycle changes.

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