The National Automotive Innovation Centre (NAIC) is a partnership between Warwick Manufacturing Group (WMG), at the University of Warwick, Jaguar Land Rover and Tata Motors UK. Based in the Professor Lord Bhattacharyya Building, at the University of Warwick, the Centre is the largest automotive research facility of its kind in Europe.
Cullinan Studios were appointed as architects to create a building that would take inspiration from the natural world, while also operating as a cutting-edge, collaborative automotive research and development space. Allgood was brought into the project with a brief to complement the high-quality interior with stylish and durable architectural ironmongery and hardware.
Richard Seago, Director of Facilities for WMG, University of Warwick commented:
“From the outset, we wanted the Professor Lord Bhattacharyya Building to be an innovative space. We required an ironmongery solution we knew would stand up to high levels of traffic and not require constant maintenance, as well as fitting in with the overall design of the building. Allgood rose to the challenge and the chosen door furniture fits with the clean lines and performs beautifully.”
From the design phase, Allgood worked with the architects to strike the balance between aesthetics and function. To meet these demands, Modric was specified throughout. With its timeless, elegant design, and crafted from premium solid grade 316 stainless steel, Modric provided the style and substance required. The range also comes with an industry-leading 25-year mechanical warranty for further reassurance.
Three hundred Modric lever handles and over one hundred Mode pull handles were fitted throughout the building. Allgood Secure also designed and installed a complete access control and door automation system, ensuring a secure, efficient, and practical workplace.
Images of NAIC by Nick Dimbleby.