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Office Development in Buckinghamshire, Hanslope Park, England, UK: Architecture Information – design by GMW Architects
19 Feb 2010
Location: Hanslope Park, Buckinghamshire, England
Design: GMW Architects
The commission for the new Foreign and Commonwealth Office facility at Hanslope Park allowed GMW to bring together ideas for sustainability, space planning and new ways of working. The project provides protected accommodation for the FCO‘s network infrastructure and 400 staff.
The building has a reinforced concrete frame, with a steel structure supporting the atrium roof. The thermal mass of the concrete is an integral part of the energy strategy that also relies on natural air movement, heat recovery and efficient building systems. Solar shading minimises heat gain and responds to orientation to achieve maximum benefit, with vertical fins on the west façade, horizontal fins and louvres on the south and a canopy on the east. Timber cladding and joinery are sustainably sourced.
I&TD Building image / information from GMW Architects