£7.8m facility to provide office, research development and light industrial uses in Plymouth at the gateway to the Marine Industries campus with ERDF funding
The building comprises offices (B1) and two rows of industrial units (B2) at the entrance to the site, which is planned to become a world class hub for marine industries
The two and three-storey buildings have been designed to offer flexible office and workshop space and have been arranged in parallel to reflect the historic nature of South Yard as well as the street pattern just outside its boundaries
Building 1 is office accommodation arranged over three floors covering an area of 1,710m². The ground, first and second floors have four work spaces with shared toilet and shower facilities.
A plant room is located at roof level, partially hidden in the roof void. The ground floor is specially designed to be adaptable for laboratories, should businesses need testing facilities
Buildings 2 and 3 are more industrial in nature with internal area of 662m² each and capacity to take a mezzanine floor, aligned to the “Blue Tech” and “Core Marine” industries sub-sectors and technologies. The buildings can be let as one unit or up to seven individual units depending on business demand. Each unit has large six metre high roller shutter doors to make the units adaptable if businesses need to work on large equipment or plant
External landscaping design developed to reflect the site maritime heritage, whilst providing safe vehicular movement and adequate parking for up to 60 vehicles
Scheme developed to BREEAM Excellent environmental standards.