Link 47 Longwater Ind Estate
Link 47 is a 3.65 acre site at Longwater located off the A47 southern bypass to the west of Norwich.
Phase One of the proposed mixed commercial and industrial development comprises 33,331ft2 in three units purpose built for end tenants to provide new Head Offices for each.
Two units are steel framed with brick, profiled cladding and glazed curtain walling, while the third is of masonry construction with slate roofing, feature clad gables and glazed curtain walling to provide two storey offices.
The units are set within sympathetic hard and soft landscaping.
Palace Street Offices
These offices with 30,000ft2 form the third phase of the development on the site in Palace Street near the cathedral in Norwich.
The scheme involved demolition of existing buildings and their replacement with a core of 4-storey and further 3-storey wings, as well as a basement under the larger units.
The scheme involved the preparation of sketch designs and a feasibility study with subsequent detailed design work following RIBA Workstages A-L.
These proposals include 20,000ft2 of managed office accommodation in individual units of varying size, all fully self-contained with IT and high-speed broadband access.
Support facilities include meeting rooms, interview rooms and two conference rooms with full digital IT integration for presentation purposes.
The scheme is designed to enhance the local vernacular and provide a high-tech building with maximum frontage to the A142, whilst still being flexible enough to allow for future change to accommodate market forces.
The project involved the development 16 industrial units on a sloping site at Olympus close in Ipswich.
Each unit has a small office, tea point and a disabled toilet. There are three parking spaces per unit, including disabled.
Every unit also has a 3m x 3m sliding fold up and over door with personal access through a separate entrance. The units have a facing brickwork plinth with composite metal cladding above.
This 35,000ft2 development by concept Architects Faulkner Brown comprises open plan office space and meeting rooms over three storeys with a full height atrium and extensive landscaped grounds.
The scheme has been designed in consideration of environmental issues with features including attenuation ponds, swales and solar shading all contributing towards the developments 'Excellent' BREEAM rating.
Chaplin Farrant were employed as construction and design coordination architects for contractor ISG Jackson under a design and build contract.