Jaguar Land Rover’s new £500 million engine manufacturing facility at the i54 business park is situated close to the M54 motorway outside Wolverhampton.
The new plant, which is the size of 14 football pitches, is JLR’s largest investment for in-house engine design and manufacturing in a generation. It will be home to the new ‘Ingenium’ range of engines. About 400,000 engines will be produced every year – one rolling off the state-of-the-art production line every 40 seconds.
As it was impractical to install a perimeter fence to provide adequate screening from the motorway, Lang+Fulton supplied 5 separate compounds with double and single leaf gates made from 400 linear metres of Italia-100 louvres:
Waste Compound (2.4m high)
Chiller Plant Compound (4m high)
Data Centre Compound (3m high)
Filter Mist Compound (4m high)
Smoking Shelter (2m high)
Finish: hot-dip galvanized & ppc RAL7016
Architect: Arup Associates
Main Contractor: Interserve Construction Limited
Fencing Contractor: Wilde Group