Gordon Murray Group has had the planning application approved to build a new global headquarters and technology campus in Windlesham, Surrey, UK, it has been announced.
Surrey Heath Borough Council has unanimously approved the Gordon Murray Group planning application, and the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government is in full support off the Council’s decision to grant the new £50M campus which will be built on a 54-acre site, housing state-of-the-art facilities for vehicle design, development, advanced engineering and manufacture. The 140,000 sq. ft. development will see the creation of 100 highly-skilled jobs.
Planning approval has paved the way for the three-year construction project to begin on the historic site in June. The first phase is expected to be completed by December 2022 and will be the first of three buildings, housing the manufacturing facility, a customer sales suite, servicing and a heritage vehicle display. A test track to check all vehicles coming off of the production line is also planned. Two further phases will follow and the whole site is expected to be completed by 2024.
Professor Gordon Murray, Chairman, Gordon Murray Group: “We are delighted to have been granted planning permission for our new headquarters. This facility has been in the design and planning phase for over three years, with many obstacles to overcome, so it’s extremely exciting that we have now been given the green light to begin construction.
“The Windlesham park must be one of the most beautiful settings for any automotive group and it will be a fantastic new home for the Gordon Murray Group family and a great campus for our customers to visit.
“This significant investment marks a new chapter for our business. This will be a world-class facility, attracting world-class talent and we intend it to be something that the British automotive industry can be proud of as we gather momentum for even greater success.”