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Centre of excellence for low-carbon automotive technologies

17th July 2020

JRM Limited Group are extending and remodelling one of their existing sites in Daventry, Northamptonshire, to create a Centre of Excellence (CoE) for Low-carbon Automotive Technologies (manufacturing and automotive). The project will involve the build of two test rigs suitable for use by OEMs in the design of new electric and lightweight vehicles, which are themselves carbon neutral during testing, and provide the company infrastructure to acquire machining and additive manufacture (3D printing) equipment. The CoE will also create additional commercial incubation space for small and large businesses and be fitted with solar panels to provide between 75% and 100% of the energy needs for the site.

Funding Stream: Local Growth Fund (LGF)
LGF Awarded: £1.63496M
Total Project Cost: £3.2M
Project Status: Project completed January 2023
Projected Outputs: 465m2 new industrial and office floorspace, 45 new direct jobs, 36 businesses assisted, 1008 tonnes reduction in CO2 by 2030

May 2023 

Rachel Mallows CBE visited JRM on the 16th May to view the final phases of work that have been completed on the JRM Centre of Excellence. The building works are now finished and internally the new fabrication facility and vehicle bodyshop have been fitted out. The JRM simulator has also been commissioned and ready for receiving the first customers.

January 2023

Project completion. 

March 2021

Construction is progressing well at the Daventry site, with the interior works well advanced, the new mezzanine floor constructed and the external extension foundation works having started this month. Other elements of the project are progressing in conjunction, with a new simulator and work on the two new test rigs having commenced.

March 2021

November 2020

A virtual Ground Breaking Ceremony was held on the 27 November via Zoom as construction begins for the JRM Group Centre Of Excellence in Daventry, Northants. Peter Horrocks, Chair of the SEMLEP Board, joined to say a few words in full PPE and with a shovel in his office to mark the occasion.

Virtual Ground Breaking Ceremony


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