Projects / National Automotive Innovation Campus (NAIC)

National Automotive Innovation Campus (NAIC)

A new automotive research campus to become the home of the automotive research and development that combines industry and education at the University of Warwick.

Image © Cullinan Studio
Image © Cullinan Studio
Image © Cullinan Studio
Image © Cullinan Studio

The Vision

To deliver facilities that will offer critical research capabilities to address the shortage of skilled Research & Development staff in the automotive supply chain. The NAIC will enable academic and industrial teams to work together with tailored equipment to create and integrate breakthrough technologies with a whole system, multidisciplinary approach.

The University of Warwick’s new 290,000 sq ft automotive research campus will provide state-of-the-art facilities that will bring together academia and industry in an effort to create breakthrough automotive technologies to reduce the UK’s dependence on fossil fuel-reliant automobiles.

The unique scheme sits within the University’s Masterplan and is a commitment between University of Warwick, Warwick Manufacturing Group (WMG), Jaguar Land Rover and Tata Motors European Technical Centre (TMETC), and is funded by the UK Research Partnership Investment Fund. The BREEAM: Excellent rated, four-storey building will include: engineering and research facilities, a design studio for concept vehicles, front of house student project space, teaching classrooms and a public exhibition space.

Our Role

We were appointed to provide pre-construction project management services with Rider Levett Bucknall (RLB). The project was procured through the Buying Solutions government framework and we are part of a consortium that is led by RLB.

The NAIC building is currently in the development stages. Construction of the NAIC building has now started and aims for completion during 2016.

Key Information

Client:
University of Warwick
Size:
290,626 sq ft
Location:
Warwick
Architect:
Cullinan Studio
Project Manager:
Buro Four (Pre-construction)
Project Team Lead:
Rider Levett Bucknall
Structural Engineer:
Arup
M&E Engineer:
Arup

Special Mention

“This is one of the most exciting education-led capital projects in the UK, not least due to its size and scale. It will play an instrumental role in cementing the Midlands as an automotive hub.”

Steven Jenkins, Partner and Key Project Lead at Rider Levett Bucknall