Case Studies Jaguar Land Rover body in white building


Jaguar Land Rover body in white building

Client: Jaguar Land Rover
Main Contractor: Interserve Construction
Cladding contractor: Roofdec
Tata Steel products: Trisomet® 120mm insulated roof panels; Trimapanel® micro-rib 90mm insulated wall panels; Colorcoat HPS200 Ultra® prefinished steel and Colorcoat Prisma® pre-finished steel
Year: 2014

When Jaguar Land Rover needed to extend their Body in White facility at Castle Bromwich they turned to Tata Steel, and using Trisomet® and Trimapanel® insulated panels they were provided with a high quality extension to their current building envelope providing them with a modern, energy-efficient and flexible place of work.

The challenge

Tata Steel has a long-standing relationship with Jaguar Land Rover and every project is delivered with the highest level of attention to service and details. Working in and around a ‘live’ site always requires careful planning, and ease and speed of installation and precise lead times were essential and key factors to the successful delivery of this project.

The solution

Trisomet® and Trimapanel® micro-rib insulated panel systems were specified for the building envelope and provided a fast, consistent and efficient cladding programme. Manufactured in the UK the panels are produced to the tightest tolerances and cut to bespoke lengths within the factory which meant they arrived on-site on time and ready to install. The bespoke panels provided a quick build time with minimal disruption to operations.

High quality Trisomet® 120mm insulated roof panels manufactured from Colorcoat HPS200 Ultra® in Goosewing Grey and Trimapanel® micro-rib 90mm insulated panels manufactured from Colorcoat Prisma® in Silver Metallic were used to clad the exterior of the building and provide a thermally efficient, high quality air tight structure. These one-fix pre-fabricated components were key factors in achieving a fast and efficient cladding programme.

Ease of installation was crucial, as Interserve Construction Design Manager Chris Owen corroborated, “The erection programme was challenging due to restricted access around the site and its unusual configuration as the building wraps around the existing press shop and tool room extension.”

“By using Tata Steel’s insulated panels we benefited from having fewer items to life on-site. The beauty of the panels pre-cut to our required lengths is that they can be installed much quicker with less on-site handling and waste,” says Mr Owen.