BREEAM Outstanding HQ

Completed: January, 1970

Service: Architecture

Sectors: Industrial, Workplace

Client: Confidential

Size: 6,556m² / 70,544sqft

An HQ office and production facility designed to achieve BREEAM Outstanding and Net Zero in use.

The production and storage is a highly insulated flexible 2 storey box, with ribbon windows, roof lights and 800m2 of PV’s. A service zone sits in front, with cores, toilets, lockers & tea points, linked by a naturally lit corridor. Projecting forward is a 3 storey wing of offices at upper level, with vertical fin shading and a recessed canteen below. A pod of 2 floors of meeting rooms is contained in a frame sitting above the recessed reception.

The front building is in a CLT/steel hybrid structure with natural ventilation. A mixed mode system of natural ventilation and passive cooling is to be used. Free cooling chillers, process air and water recovery, rainwater recovery, battery storage and PV’s are all to utilised to achieve Net Zero.