Gordon Murray Group has tripled in size since 2020 and is targeting similar growth in the next three years through three key measures: reorganising its leadership, creating a new Technology Division, and establishing new facilities in the UK and the US. Those facilities will be home to a rapidly expanding workforce at the group which, by the end of 2022, will have quadrupled in numbers in just two years.
The latest development in the growth plan is that Gordon Murray Group has topped-out of the first phase of an all-new global headquarters and technology campus construction in Windlesham, Surrey in the UK. Construction work on the 140,000 sq ft site, encompassing an all-new manufacturing facility, R&D and customer sales suite, officially started in June 2021. The state-of-the-art facility is on track to be fully completed by the end of 2024.
This first construction milestone of the three-year development project was marked by a topping out ceremony to celebrate the completion of the structural framework for the GMA Building (Gordon Murray Automotive), plus an all-new vehicle development and test road. Group executive chairman Professor Gordon Murray personally marked this milestone by fixing a commemorative plaque to the frame of the building during the ceremony.
Two further phases of the £50M campus will follow, housing state-of-the-art facilities for vehicle design, development, advanced engineering and manufacturing. It will see the Gordon Murray Group create a further 100 highly skilled jobs, to match its ambitious growth plans.
Gordon Murray stated at the event: “We are incredibly excited to reach this significant milestone. Constructing our innovative new campus has been planned for over three years and we have worked tirelessly getting to this significant stage for the last 18 months. We are now celebrating the first chapter in completing this state-of-the-art facility, which will attract world-class talent and demonstrates the strength of the Gordon Murray Group as we prepare for even greater success.”
Phillip Lee, CEO of Group Murray Group added, “The Gordon Murray Group announced its new Technology Division earlier this year, including a boost to its leadership. We have successfully created over 200 new job roles in recent months which will propel the business to even greater growth and we will see the creation of an additional 100 highly skilled positions across the company. The new division includes Gordon Murray Design and Gordon Murray Electronics and was incorporated to serve global automotive technology projects for every aspect of vehicle development, design and manufacturing. It will develop future electric vehicles for third party global clients, and already has two new ground-breaking lightweight electric vehicles in development.”