5 July 2011
Capita Symonds has been appointed by Airbus Operations Limited to
provide multidisciplinary management and design services for the
multi-million pound Airbus Aerospace Park project in Filton,
Capita Symonds will be providing a range of
design and real estate services including project management,
architectural design, acoustics, landscape design, structural
engineering, cost management, CDMC, and BREEAM consultancy. M&E
design input will be provided by AECOM which will join the team
specifically for this project.
The site, which adjoins the A38, will feature
a campus-style development comprising a mix of new build and
refurbished office accommodation that will provide modern
integrated facilities for 2,750 staff.
The project includes a new build low-rise
24,000sqm main office building for over 2,300 staff while the
site’s existing listed Art Deco Pegasus House, which was
constructed in 1936, will be refurbished to provide a 3600sqm of
modern office accommodation for 450 staff including a café and a
350 seat auditorium.
The project also involves the refurbishment
and reworking of Old Filton House, a vernacular scaled Georgian
A key driver for the project has been Airbus'
desire for buildings with low environmental impact. The new
buildings will be designed with the maximum use of natural
ventilation, a BREEAM ‘Very Good’ rating and energy use targets of
less than 50kWh/m2/annum.
Martin Whife, Capita Symonds Director of Major
Projects says: “We are looking forward to being involved in this
exciting and challenging project which will require innovative
thought and a fully integrated client, consultant and construction
team in order to achieve the challenging objectives. Airbus and
Capita Symonds are proven innovators in their respective fields and
our objective is to bring these skills together in a unique
partnership to deliver the project.”
Mark Stewart, Airbus General Manager Filton,
said: “This large investment in our teams of people at Filton is
great news. The new facilities will be modern and innovative. We
intend to deliver to schedule, cost and quality.”
Dave Micklewright, Airbus Head of Facility
Management and Real Estate, said: “This is a welcomed and fantastic
opportunity to shape the future for our employees at Filton by
providing excellent new modern working facilities.”
Design work and the preparation of the
planning application will commence immediately and construction is
due to commence in February 2012 with completion in the second
quarter of 2013.
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