David Grindley Architects

Adam Business Centre

Adam Business Centre

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Adam Business Centre
Adam Business Centre
Adam Business Centre
Adam Business Centre
Adam Business Centre
Adam Business Centre
Adam Business Centre

A new three storey office building in Kettering.

The new office building is a compact plan generally following the footprint of the original 2 storey buildings. The square plan of offices is dissected, northeast to southwest, by a light well containing the main circulation stair and is bookended by a services core on the north and entrance zone containing the lift on the south.

The ground and first floors contain cellular offices and meeting rooms, located on the main street frontage, and open-plan offices located on the courtyard frontage. The top floor contains four offices and a large meeting room. The latter is set back from the facade to create a roof terrace.
Sustainability:

The building is to be constructed from cross laminated timber solid panels with glued laminated timber beams and columns, which will be exposed on the interior. This structure is part of a natural and ecological building strategy, together with wood fibre insulation and rain screen cladding, to provide a breathable and healthy working environment. The building will be naturally ventilated through a building management system with individually controllable louvre vents.

The set back under the roof provides solar shading to the glazed meeting room. Similarly, the facade to the open plan offices is modulated to provide solar shading by the incorporation of projecting fins and brise soleil.

Planning permission received December 2014

Location: Kettering

Design: 2014 David Grindley Architects