research, offices, workspace

Research, office and workspace are a key part of economic life. Our experience spans new science and business parks, small scale flexible workspace for new residential communities, and our own offices created from a 15th century barn.

changing work patterns

The development industry must be sensitive to the changing work patterns of our post-Industrial society.

At The Oxford Science Park, we planned, gained Consents and designed a new park for 40,000 sq m of research and office space. It now employs 1,200 skilled researchers, for Magdalen College Oxford, and The Prudential.

For GSK we also planned a new science park. This aimed specifically to foster effective pharmaceutical research by reducing the cost of bringing drugs to market and was achieved by increasing the interaction of scientists.

As part of new settlements and urban extensions we are currently proposing a range of varied workspaces. These include 'work barns' - small, flexible buildings as an alternative to working from home. We also design for home working and traditional B1 patterns.

Our own offices are a classic example of a once redundant building in the centre of an urban area, returned to productive life. They comprise 110 sq m of modern, stylish studios in a 15th century barn.

our work

  • Centenary Building, Harpenden for Rothamsted Research
  • The Oxford Science Park (several phases)
  • Kings Hill
  • Buckland Mill
  • Cricketts Farm
  • Betteshanger
  • Dunsbury Hill Farm
  • South Park Studios
  • GSK