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B&K starts new British Sugar HQ

29 Jun 17 Bowmer & Kirkland has won a multi-million pound contract to build a new head office for British Sugar in Hampton, Peterborough.

Artist’s impression of the building
Artist’s impression of the building

The new British Sugar HQ has been designed by CPMG Architects with energy efficiency at its core. The positioning and size of the windows should maximise natural light and PV roof panels will keep energy bills down. A high thermal mass construction combined with bris soleil will help to regulate the temperature of the building.

The project has started onsite in June and is expected to complete towards the end of 2018. The project team also includes Couch Perry & Wilkes and Curtins Consulting.

Bowmer & Kirkland regional director Stephen Chambers said: “This will be a unique head office for British Sugar that will provide an excellent working environment whilst enhancing the local landscape in an area that has benefited from recent improvement.

“We’re proud to be working with CPMG and British Sugar to bring these designs to life and deliver a modern, welcoming and productive workplace where employees can be happy and healthy.”

CPMG director Richard Flisher said: “Our classic and timeless design, which was based on the simple yet effective concept of a white box, means the building won’t look out of place in years to come and will meet the changing needs of British Sugar well into the future.

“Natural daylight and the wellbeing of employees was a key concept in this design and the office spaces will be set around a triple-storey atrium and central staircase to further maximise collaboration and the integration of functional teams.”

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