Chichester, West Sussex
Client: BMW Group
2007: South East Royal Town Planning Institute (SERTPI) Awards - Award for Development in a Sensitive Area
The BMW Group required a new world headquarters and manufacturing plant for Rolls-Royce cars. A site close to the famous Goodwood motor circuit was chosen, for which we prepared a comprehensive planning application and full environmental impact assessment.
The submissions to Chichester District Council illustrated compelling economic reasons for the scheme to go ahead quickly despite the significant planning constraints applicable to the chosen site. Planning permission was granted in a very short time, with widespread local support and without the need for a public inquiry. The company quickly generated up to 500 jobs as well as providing the basis for support activities vital to the local, regional and national economy. The building is topped with a curving, living roof reflecting the topography of the site and assimilating it into the surrounding sensitive countryside.
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Terence O'Rourke is an award winning planning and design company, integrating these skills to help deliver exceptional projects.
Our team offers town planning, architecture, landscape architecture, urban design and environmental planning (including environmental impact assessment, heritage and ecology) services. We have a unique skillset and approach that deals creatively with challenging planning situations to deliver commercially viable solutions across all sectors of the economy.
We work with nationally and internationally known clients including:
BAE Systems, BMW Rolls Royce, Grosvenor, McLaren and Warner Bros., major housebuilders and infrastructure providers and have worked on high profile projects and sites such as the Chewton Glen Hotel and Spa Tree Houses, the Clay Country eco-community, the Goodwood Estate, Luton Airport, Silverstone Park, Mercedes-Benz World, Warner Bros. Studios Leavesden and Studio Tour – 'The Making of Harry Potter.'