Maidenhead Industrial Units

Maidenhead Industrial Units

RRP designed two speculative, light industrial units of 2,500 sq m each, with the potential to include variable amounts of office space to suit the demands of incoming tenants.

Located on a 2.3 acre site on an existing industrial estate, the design intent was to create a high quality industrial building and ancillary office space with a practical and visual impact aimed towards advanced technology industries. Landscaping is used extensively as a buffer to adjacent housing. The steel superstructure consists of primary lattice trusses spanning 14.5m, supporting pitched secondary trusses on a close module to allow a free spanning profiled steel deck. The secondary trusses create a continuous glazed clerestory on the building envelope.

For economy, the cladding system is fixed directly to the steel frame in 3m modules, horizontally and vertically. The cladding panels, interchangeable on a 900x900mm grid are coated for effective colour rendition and maintenance which form the basis of the facade design, using regular and random elements to express function and give visual stimulation.

Civic Trust Award Commendation 1986
BSC Colorcoat Building Award 1985
Location Maidenhead, England
Type Industrial
Dates 1984 - 1985
Client Speyhawk Land and Estates Ltd
The Architect Richard Rogers Partnership
Pierre Botschi, Mike Davies, Marco Goldschmied, Tim Inskip, Richard Rogers, Karenna Wilford, John Young
Quantity Surveyor GA Hanscomb Partnership
Services Engineer YRM Engineers
Structural Engineer Anthony Hunt Associates

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