Former Historic Site to Become Jaguar Land Rover Distribution Centre
Leading UK car giant Jaguar Land Rover is bringing a new lease on life to the historic coal-mining site Baddesley Colliery. In response to continued growth, the luxury vehicle manufacturer is relocating its National Distribution Centre from Gaydon to the 50,000-meter site in Baxterley, where the council approved its planning application last June. Currently, Jaguar Land Rover is one of the largest employers in the Midlands, and hope to create numerous jobs with this new 24-hour car storage and distribution depot.
(www.ourwarwickshire.org.uk) The site of the new facility is steeped in history. Baddesley Colliery opened in 1850 and has employed thousands of workers. In 1882, it was the site of one of the worst disasters in the history of West Midlands mining, when a fire and explosion claimed the lives of 32 workers. The mine closed over 100 years later in 1989, after nearly 140 years in operation. Today, a memorial to honour the men lost in the accident stands next to the Rose Inn in Baxterley.
Riggotts are proud to have been selected to partake in a project of such significance. Nick Riggott, Joint Managing Director of Riggott & Co. Ltd., adds, “Having been sub-contracted by our trusted client, The Buckingham Group, this project was a great chance for us to showcase our high level of commitment to the job. Due to the scale of the project, our operatives have been working tirelessly to deliver results that are, as always, second to none.” We’ve also been busy lining numbered bays, crosswalks and traffic markers.