A high quality, contemporary design, created to sit within Grade One listed parkland, this unique workplace incorporates sustainable principles and green construction and has earned numerous awards including a regional RIBA Award for sustainability.
Architecture, Conservation, Urban Design & Masterplanning
RIBA Town & Country Awards ‘Sustainable Building’
British Council for Offices Regional Award 2008
Michelmores Property Awards ‘Eco Project of the Year’
Green Apple Awards Gold award and Green Hero
Inspiration for its elliptical design was taken from the surrounding environment; scattered tree ‘clumps’ and the sinuous, cloud-form fencing surrounding these. Using the contours of the land, the building emerges out of the landscape, a sedum roof further enabling it to integrate within its sensitive environment.
An ‘out of the box’ approach to sustainability included a wood chip biomass boiler. Uncommon in a commercial setting, it is being used as a pilot scheme for the efficient use of renewal energy sources from the Rolle Estate.