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.