New Office Development - Brunel House, Lincoln
Project DetailsEstimated Value: £500,000
Completion Date: May 2008
Client: Peter Cole Consultants R&DBS
Architect: Peter Cole Consultants
Engineer: Peter Cole Consultants
Main Contractor: PCC Construct
New purpose built head offices to provide PCC staff with an exceptional working environment. The local authority stipulated that the design should compliment the rural setting, hence why a barn conversion appearance has been used. The building required a large administration office, three smaller offices for the Directors, a conference room, a design/drawing room for technical staff and ammenities.
The Lincolnshire limestone geology allowed for foundations to be constructed of pads and strips. One of the main features within the building was a suspended gallery in the main drawing office which was constructed using two steel suspension wires picking up the floor edge. We have used our experience of Sustainable Urban Drainage Systems (SUDS) and incorporated this into our designs. We have included an approximate 300m3 below ground geo-cellular attenuation tank, various soakaway systems and a porous block paving car parking area.