Gaydon site in Warwickshire
Gaydon site in Warwickshire

JLR opens new product creation centre which has an area of nearly 480 football pitches: See pics

  • The new Land Rover Defender was designed and engineered in Gaydon
  • The site is 4,000,000m², the equivalent to almost 480 football pitches

The Jaguar Land Rover(JLR) has unveiled its new facilities at its Gaydon site in Warwickshire (United Kingdom). The new facility is the largest automotive creation and development centre at UK

The new site will be home to almost 13,000 engineers and designers who are developing the current and next generation Jaguar and Land Rover vehicles according to a press statement issued by the company.

Here are the main features of the new site of the Jagur Land Rover:

  • The site is 4,000,000m², the equivalent to almost 480 football pitches, and represents a strategic investment of almost £500 million

An ecologically diverse area reusing 80,000m³ of natural soil
An ecologically diverse area reusing 80,000m³ of natural soil


  • The new facility delivers more than 50,000m² of additional innovative workspace which has been designed to encourage collaboration throughout the entire vehicle development process – from sketch to showroom

The new Land Rover Defender was designed and engineered in Gaydon
The new Land Rover Defender was designed and engineered in Gaydon


  • Up to 20% of its energy will come from almost 3,000m² of photovoltaic solar panels on the roof, and the remainder from 100% renewable sources.
  • The company has created a natural environment in the expanded facility to promote the personal health, wellbeing and productivity of its employees at Gaydon.
  • A natural landscape is at the heart of the site, creating an ecologically diverse area reusing 80,000m³ of natural soil excavated during the construction process, the equivalent of 30 Olympic sized pools.
  • The company has said that it is on track to deliver its commitment to offer customers electrified options for all new Jaguar and Land Rover models from 2020
  • The new Land Rover Defender was designed and engineered in Gaydon

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