BAE Systems Welfare Centre

Client: BAE Systems

Value: £ 4.9 million

Work: Structural, civil and environmental civil engineering

The new 2,450m2 welfare building incorporates a coffee shop, a 300-seat restaurant, a dentist’s practice and an occupational health and wellbeing centre for employees with services including physiotherapy, counselling, chiropody and an optician.  The project achieved a BREEAM excellent rating

The facility is nestled in to the surrounding landscape through the use of earth mounding using spoil from the site. The design incorporates a pond and a network of swales as part of the Sustainable Urban Drainage System whilst providing an attractive landscape setting to the adjacent external terrace on the southern elevation. The building ensures low levels of embodied carbon through the utilisation of a timber frame consisting of glulam beams and columns, along with cedar cladding and a cedar shingled roof.