Gordon Murray

The Brief

We are acting as cost consultant on the new-build headquarters for leading British high-end car manufacturer and automotive design practice, Gordon Murray Design. Their brief is to create a campus from where they can continue to push forward the boundaries of automotive design, working with cutting edge materials and processes including their ground-breaking iStream Manufacturing Technology.

The overall 130,000 ft² scheme, built on a greenfield site, is split into three independent phases. Phase One, currently under construction, includes new site infrastructure and access, a vehicle test road and a new bespoke facility incorporating a flexible vehicle manufacturing hall, customer vehicle servicing and customer sales centre together with an area to display the group’s heritage collection. Phase Two is focused on Gordon Murray’s innovative research and development facilities and will see the construction of three state-of-the art-double height prototyping bays, associated specialist workshops and EV facilities. The third phase will provide additional engineering and support buildings to complete the campus.

Client

Gordon Murray Design

Location

Surrey

Architect

Design Engine

Size

130,000 ft²

Sector

  • Manufacturing & Distribution
  • Science

Services

  • Cost Consultancy
  • Health & Safety (CDM)

The Challenge

The nature of the greenfield site presents significant design and logistical challenges, particularly in relation to infrastructure and drainage. The drainage for example requires the creation of a new lake along with the formation of a series of swales all designed to limit the environmental impact of rainwater run-off from the site into local water courses. Additionally substantial new energy infrastructure has been introduced to satisfy the demand of the campus.

We are working closely with the Client team to guide them through the complex procurement strategy and the inter-relationship of the over-lapping phases, managing negotiations with the Contractor, all set against the backdrop of the current inflationary challenges within the industry.

The Outcome

The project is currently on site and running to budget, testament in large part to the excellent collaborative approach of the entire project team and the Client.

Once completed a series of buildings forming the new home of the Gordon Murray Group will have been created to enable Gordon Murray Design, Automotive and Electronics to continue to be at the forefront of global car design, including production of their new limited edition T.50 and T.33 supercars.

 

 

 

 

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Hectares of greenfield site
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Water stored in swales
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Phase 2 due to complete

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