27 July 2012
Stryker UK’s flagship office in Newbury, designed by ESA – part of
Capita Symonds - has been nominated in the ‘Value’ and ‘Project of
the Year’ categories at the Constructing Excellence in London
and the South East Awards 2012.
Stryker is a global leader in medical
technology providing specialist orthopaedic and surgical equipment
to healthcare professionals across the world including the NHS.
Housing 200 staff, the 10,000sqm facility rises to three storeys
and is organised around two internal atria that focus the public
facilities of reception, exhibition space and the new 100-cover
first floor restaurant for staff and visitors.
The plan form – whilst responding to a
generic ‘BCO’ standard office shape (1.5m space-planning module;
maximum 18m deep wings; 2.8m headroom; fairly conventional
servicing distribution) - also derives from the functional and
operational requirements established by the client’s brief. A
tiered series of building wings unified by the enclosed
three-storey circulation and break-out space facing on to the
approach road emerged as the optimum plan solution that synthesised
the client’s requirements.
As part of the selection process,
shortlisted projects were invited to present to a judging panel
which included sponsors and leading procurers including the Olympic
Delivery Authority, BAA, Royal Mail, B&Q and the Environment
The winners will be revealed at a Gala Dinner and Awards Ceremony
held at Church House Conference Centre, Westminster, on