A functional yet striking building that meets operational demands and withstands its harsh surroundings. The intent of the design and construction methodology was to produce a building that would meet NBS% standards while enhancing the established Ravensdown brand with a robust building that would stand up to the rigours of the environment.
Environmental considerations were paramount for development of the design concept as Ravensdown sites are extremely hazardous areas, therefore the new building needed to stand the test of time and avoid creating any long-termmaintenance issues. The internal design was constructed with all main services visible throughout the open office and amenities areas, whilst careful attention to detail was required to achieve a clean industrial appearance.
Natural light has been integrated where possible and vibrant colour walls and features have been specified to brighen up darker spaces and give occupants a more energetic working space. The laboratory spaces introduce colour into an otherwise sterile white working environment and the use of coloured panels create a more vibrant working environment. Standard laboratory equipment has been designed into the spaces to allow for a more cohesive functioning space for the rigorous testing to be completed