What is NAIC?

The National Automotive Innovation Centre (NAIC) at the University of Warwick brings together academic excellence with real-life work experience offered by Jaguar Land Rover.

NAIC create and develop technologies to reduce dependency on fossil fuels and to help reduce CO2 emissions. As well as housing some of the most advanced automotive technology, the NAIC will also look to secure a strong supplier base in the UK.

This £150 million facility is a joint venture by car giants Jaguar Land Rover and the University of Warwick. The building has been designed to be clean and simple, its richness and quality come from its strong base and the heritage JLR brings. This is evident in the design of the front of the building which accommodates the main reception and exhibition area with a clear view of the Engineering Hall. Maintaining a high-quality aesthetic therefore was critical for the architect.

How Did We Help?

A safe, clean reception creates a lasting impression. In light of showcasing the advances in British design and engineering, only the best entrance matting would suffice for this building.

As a result, we recommended the INTRAform Drainable Entrance Matting in Open construction to allow excess moisture to fall away into the mat well. Combine this with a unique chevron pattern and the whole entrance is enhanced creating stunning aesthetics for the building. To maximise the performance of this Entrance Matting we used our most popular INTRAlux Elite fibre which is known for its effective moisture absorption of 5.4l/m². Made from recycled Econyl yarn, we are proud to contribute towards the buildings ‘Excellent’ BREEAM rating.

Working on this project has given us a great opportunity to showcase our British manufactured entrance matting and add to the premium look and feel of the facility.

Why not check out our previous project with Jaguar Land Rover or other projects we’ve worked on in the Education or Commercial Office sectors.

For more information on innovative products or for a design consultation, contact us on 01425 472000 or email  info@intrasystems.co.uk

System :
INTRAform Drainable
Specification :
INTRAlux Elite Black 608 Fibre Insert and Open Drainable System
Location :
Warwick – United Kingdom
Architect :
Cullinan Studio