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- Begun: Oct 2001
- Completed: 2002
- Floor area: 3,345m2
- Sectors: Office, Education
- Total cost: £4.5M
- Tender date: Aug 2001
- Procurement: JCT 98 with Quantities
- Address: Ashfield House, Resolution Road, Ashby de la Zouch, LE65 1HW, United Kingdom
- Architect: Shedkm, Michael Jones Architects
- Client: Ashfield Healthcare
- Landscape architect: Brodie McAllister
- Quantity surveyor: Banks Wood & Partners
- Planning Supervisor : Banks Wood & Partners
- Structural engineer: Roy Billington Associates
- Services engineer: Progressive Services Design
- Modelmaker: Lee Haligan
- 3D Visualisation: Splinter
- Main contractor: John Sisk and Son Ltd
Office and training building for Ashfield Healthcare suspended on V-shaped pilotis above a car park
The building comprises of 3000m2 of open plan office space raised on four rows of exposed V-shaped columns above a ground floor car park for over 100 cars. The first floor accommodation is arranged along a central boulevard and includes offices, a training centre and a café/restaurant.
The inside-outside connection is made partly by letting materials run through, such as the entrance stone wall and the white steel, and partly by bringing daylight into the building much more than the view.
Floor-to-ceiling glazing is used for much of the training area and throughout the offices. But on the front of the building, one face of the oriel windows looks along the facade, while the other is shielded from the prospect of the estate by vertical blinds.