Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) staff at the new Gaydon Triangle development are benefitting from high specification washroom facilities, thanks to Delta Laminates Ltd. Gaydon Triangle is the first major construction project at one of JLR’s non-manufacturing sites in over a decade. The site is the home of the company’s brand new state-of-the-art Design and Engineering centre.
The 550,000 square foot development, designed by architects Bennetts Associates, is a centre of innovation and is arguably the world’s leading automotive design and engineering facility. Around 3,500 Jaguar Land Rover staff occupy the building. It contains a cutting edge design studio, offices, a multipurpose hall and restaurant. Departments with designers, engineers, purchasing and support staff are all interconnected by a broad internal street; the central spine of this £200m project.
The washroom facilities are befitting of the cutting edge facilities they service. The installation utilises Zenith cubicles and when fully complete will total £450,000 of washrooms. All are to a bespoke design by Delta Laminates and manufactured at the company’s facility near Warrington. The full height Zenith cubicles offer optimum privacy for users. Indeed, each cubicle is also large enough for a personal wash basin. Cubicles are finished in luxury Woodlam White Oak Silk Realwood Laminate, creating a warm and distinguished appearance. Zenith features an ingenious rebated edge detail that delivers a high precision, seamless, flush fronted finish.
Delta Laminates also supplied and fitted Corian splashbacks in Glacier White to each hand basin. Corian solid surface material offers a cost effective, easy to clean and maintain alternatives to ceramic tiles. Additionally, all WC services are neatly concealed behind Delta’s APS Duct Wall, constructed using a robust aluminium frame and finished with High Pressure Laminate (HPL) panels in Formica F7961 Fog, complementing the wood grain Zenith doors. To complete a full installation package, Delta fitted mirrors, plus brushed aluminium finish accessories by Lovair.
Jaguar Land Rover are acting as project managers for the development, with the appointment of Laing O’Rourke as contractor. Using a significant proportion of Design for Manufacture and Assembly (DFMA) – offsite construction in controlled conditions – Laing’s are delivering a world class facility that places Jaguar land Rover at the cutting edge in the automotive industry.