AUTOMOTIVE MANUFACTURING COMPANY, COVENTRY, UK
Jaguar Land Rover required specialist freestanding controlled environments and support rooms within their new engine test facility at their Whitley Engineering Centre. Due to the height of the
building and allowable loadings, services could not be supported or distributed from the building structure.
Having worked with MIDDAS previously to install partition systems extensively throughout their i54 facility, Jaguar Land Rover wanted to replicate the success of the system to create specialist freestanding rooms and support areas at Whitley. The freestanding structure needed to support the distributed services required to achieve the controlled environments standards for each room.
MIDDAS offered a freestanding solution based on the proven M100 partitions used by Jaguar Land Rover both here in the UK and at TATA Motors in India.
MIDDAS beams connected to the M100 structural framework and supported the ceiling lid, which contained the distributed services underneath. An accessible suspended ceiling below allowed for maintenance of services without the need to access the top of any of the pods. This negated a need for edge protection.
“MIDDAS freestanding structures gave JLR the required flexibility to expand their facilities without placing extra load on the building. Having all services concealed in the ceiling void helped create the ideal controlled environment for engine testing.”