Project Type: Science & Research
Client: Willmott Dixon
Value: £24 million
The Facility is part of the Space Gateway at Harwell Oxford Campus, including ESA and the Space Applications Catapult. The Gateway is part of the Government's drive to capture 10% of the global space market of £400bn.
The 7500m2 satellite instrumentation, production and testing facility forms the cornerstone to the new ‘UK Space Gateway’ at the Harwell Campus alongside the European Space Agency building and the Space Applications Catapult.
The external appearance is influenced by the theme of outer space in its colour scheme and the materials used. A curved glazed elevation provides transparency and activity to the street. A series of time-line, glazed panels, monitors and digital wall within the circulation and collaborative space informs the public of the highly specialised activities within the building.
Full architectural, landscape and interior design service. RIBA Stages 1 – 6 inclusive.