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Science Museum, Wroughton

A sustainable museum and archive

Project Information

Location Bath

Client Private

Status Completed 2014

Key Materials Frake Thermowood Cladding, Green Roof, Lias Limestone Paving, Air source heat pump, MVHR system, Solar Panels

Location

Wroughton

Client

Science Museum Group

Status

Unbuilt

Key Materials

Glulam structure, grass roof

Structural Engineering

Format Engineers
We were invited by the Science Museum to submit proposals for a new archive store on a former airfield at Wroughton, near Swindon to accommodate a large and varied collection of museum artefacts currently stored in London. These museum objects vary from small objects such as books to large vehicles and even planes. Many are being kept for historic purposes, but are rarely if ever displayed, only a few are stored temporarily, visitors are by special appointment only. A low maintenance, low energy, long life building solution is required. Stable temperature conditions and low humidity are required. A design which minimises risk of water ingress is essential as is a low cost solution. Our proposal was for a super-efficient, wide span timber arch structure capable of supporting heavy loads and creating flexible internal space. The absence of walls avoids junctions for potential leaks and reduces building wind loading. Heavy mass helps create a stable internal climate, with little energy load.

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Rotork

A new factory

Project Information

Location

Bath

Client

Rotork

Status

Unbuilt

Key Materials

Curtain walling, Composite aluminium cladding panels, PV Solar panels

Size

12,000 sq.m.
This project is for a new 12,000 sq.m. factory building for Bath based engineering manufacturers Rotork. With business expanding beyond the capacity of their existing site, the company needed to consider alternative locations nearby. The building includes office, manufacturing, storage and distribution spaces employing 400 people. Our proposal sought to use the natural slope of the site to accommodate the different volumes required for each activity in an attractive setting and create a high-quality working environment for staff and visitors.

23 Crowe Lane – Construction Progress

Contruction progress

Construction of this innovative new house is progressing on site. The foundations are cast. The engineered timber superstructure is next.
https://www.dscape.co.uk/crowe-lane/

Eastcourt – New House

Work on constructing this new house is about to commence. This 5 bedroom house located in Lansdown, Bath is arranged in two wings and features buff brickwork, Bathstone columns and window surrounds.

Beacon Edge – Planning Approval

Planning approval has been obtained for this innovative new house located in Bath. Positioned on the edge of a wooded hillside above the city, the house cantilevers over the slope below to minimise foundation structure.
https://www.dscape.co.uk/the-beacon/

Little Court – Construction progress

Construction work is progressing in the construction of the new extension and comprehensive remodelling of this 6 bedroom house in Lansdown Bath.

Avonbridge House – Listed Building Consent

A Headquarters in a Listed factory building

Listed Building Consent and planning approval has been obtained for the conversion of former attic space within what was once the first Condensed Milk factory in the country to office space. Occupiers Alliance Pharmaceuticals intend to expand to include this space by 2021 and have been refurbishing the building in phases. Interior Design and space planning is by Wylde IA.

https://www.dscape.co.uk/avonbridge-house/

Soil Association

An innovative prototype HQ Building

Project
Information

Location: Bristol

Client: The Soil Association

Status: Unbuilt

Designscape came second in a European wide competition for the new £20m headquarters for the Soil Association on the Harbourside site in Bristol. The design sought to put the building users first and create a healthy and respectful workplace which would reflect the core values of the charity: A work environment for ‘free range’ employees. The proposal demonstrated a holistic approach to environmental design by minimising energy usage, using low embodied energy materials and maximising the passive energy potential of the site. This was an opportunity to design a prototype office building fit for the future and the ideas generated are relevant to many situations. We look forward to putting these into practice in future projects.

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Clarks Head Quarters

Working within a historic factory complex

Project
Information

Location: Street, Somerset

Client: C&J Clark

Status: Concept Design

Key Materials: Cast iron, Steel frame partitions, Leather

We have been appointed to undertake a number of projects for Clarks Shoes at their Head Quarters in Street, Somerset. These are located within historic former factory buildings, from which Clarks once manufactured their famous shoes. Optimising this space for current and changing workplace activities has been an ongoing project for Clarks. We have produced a masterplan considering the phased redevelopment of underused sections of the estate for new uses and buildings, including conference suite, meeting rooms and office space.

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We have been appointed to undertake a number of projects for Clarks Shoes at their Head Quarters in Street, Somerset. These are located within historic former factory buildings, from which Clarks once manufactured their famous shoes. Optimising this space for current and changing workplace activities has been an ongoing project for Clarks. We have produced a masterplan considering the phased redevelopment of underused sections of the estate for new uses and buildings, including conference suite, meeting rooms and office space.