Evesham Micros Headquarters

RRA Architects, Worcester, 1998

 

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  • View at night     
  • The emergency exit tower at night    
  • Entrance across bridge    
  • Staff entrance on south elevation    
  • Detailing on the metal solar shading    
  • Entrance and supporting structure    
  • The reception area     
  • Inside the reception desk and circulation walkway    
  • Looking towards the restaurant at first-floor level    
  • The telesales office    
  • Site plan    
  • Ground floor plan    
  • First floor plan    
  • Section A-A    
  • Section B-B    
  • Cut away isometric detail of bridge support    
  • Plan, detail and cross section section through bridge support    

Factory, showroom and offices to replace three outdated buildings, allowing for future planned expansion

The building is entered across a bridge into a glazed, circular reception area, which leads to a shallow barrel vaulted atrium.

This central access spine contains the kitchen, all the services, ducts, plumbing, and lifts and divides the buildings two main function, the single storey windowless warehouse to the west and the two storey offices to the east.

The office elevations are a simple grid of horizontally proportioned office windows, punctuated at regular intervals by semi-circular escape staircases and the grid of round concrete columns to the ground floor.

The warehouse is clad in horizontally ribbed silver aluminium. At the north-west corner, where the warehouse turns into the single-storey showroom the cladding turns to flat grey panels.

The offices are passively ventilated and naturally daylight penerates through large window openings.

Data

  • Begun: Aug 1997
  • Completed: Jun 1998
  • Floor area: 4,500m2
  • Sector: Office
  • Total cost: £3.3M
  • Tender date: Jun 1997
  • Procurement: JCT 81
  • Address: Vale Park Evesham, Worcester, WR11 1TD, United Kingdom

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