|The Goodwood home of Rolls-Royce Motor Cars has been presented with a regional award by The Royal Institute of British Architects as part of the 2004 architecture awards.
Designed by British Architects Nicholas Grimshaw & Partners (designer of the renowned Eden Project in Cornwall) the new Rolls-Royce plant is located on part of the Goodwood Estate, close to the Goodwood Motor Circuit, on a site of natural beauty. The contemporary building complex is sunk partly into the ground and features a 'living roof'. Plant life, combined with landform and drainage features, have a major part to play in structuring the site and integrating the whole complex into the surrounding habitat. In total over 400,000 trees and shrubs have been planted as part of the landscaping.