The first part of a new global headquarters and technology campus for the Gordon Murray Group has been topped out during construction in Windlesham, Surrey, UK.
Building work began in June 2021 on an area set to house the company’s all-new manufacturing facility, a research and development area and a customer sales suite. The facility is scheduled for completion by the end of 2024.
The topping out of the Gordon Murray Automotive Building was celebrated following completion of the structural framework for the building and a new vehicle development and test road.
Construction will continue on a U$56.6m campus with state-of-the-art facilities for vehicle design, development, advanced engineering and manufacturing.
“We are incredibly excited to reach this significant milestone,” said Professor Gordon Murray, executive chairman of Gordon Murray Group. “Constructing our innovative new campus has been planned for over three years and we have worked tirelessly to get to this significant stage for the last 18 months. We are now celebrating the first chapter in completing this state-of-the-art facility, which will attract world-class talent and demonstrate the strength of the Gordon Murray Group as we prepare for even greater success.
“We are entering the next stage of the Highams Park project with much anticipation, and I know it will be a fantastic new home for the Gordon Murray Group family and a great facility for our customers to visit.”
“The Gordon Murray Group announced its new Technology Division earlier this year, including a boost to its leadership,” commented Phillip Lee, CEO of Gordon Murray Group. “We have successfully created over 200 new job roles in recent months, which will propel the business to even greater growth, and we will see the creation of an additional 100 highly skilled positions across the company.
“The new division includes Gordon Murray Design and Gordon Murray Electronics and was incorporated to serve global automotive technology projects for every aspect of vehicle development, design and manufacturing. It will develop future electric vehicles for third-party global clients, and already has two new groundbreaking lightweight electric vehicles in development.”
Read more about Gordon Murray Automotive in the September 2022 issue of Automotive Testing Technology International magazine.