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Speller Metcalfe wins £35m Atkins head office development

11 Nov 16 Speller Metcalfe has secured a £35m contract with Henry Boot Developments to redevelop the offices of consulting engineer WS Atkins at its Woodcote Grove headquarters in Epsom.

The first phase was to complete the initial £3.2m enabling works package in 2016 to provide 395 parking spaces on site. As part of the contract, Speller Metcalfe reduced the existing car park to a new, lower level, increased the number of parking bays through a new layout and improved drainage to the area.

The next phase of works is a three-storey, 10,000 m2 office development that incorporates a trapezoidal atrium reaching the full height of the building. A feature glass and steelwork staircase will run two sides of the atrium, with raised access floors meet the exposed services.

The new building will house the 1,000-strong Atkins workforce that currently occupies a dated 1950s office block on site.

The project is set to complete in October 2018, with project team members including client Henry Boot Developments, Burnley Wilson Fish, MLM and Northmill Associates.

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Schuco curtain walling will cover around 85% of the envelope with a mix of Corian, zinc and reconstituted stone making up the balance of the elevations.

The design is intended to meet BREEAM Excellent and an A-rated energy performance certificate (EPA), and it has been designed to BIM Level 2.

“We are very excited to announce the next phase of works with our client Henry Boot Developments,” said Speller Metcalfe managing director Des O’Neill. “This project will be a historic refurbishment for the Atkins team, and remains true to our continued drive towards innovation and best practice.”

  • Client: Henry Boot Developments
  • Architect: Northmill Associates
  • PQS: Burnley Wilson Fish
  • Location: Epsom, Surrey
  • Duration: 94 weeks
  • Project value: £35.2 million
  • Procurement route: Negotiated
  • Accreditation: BIM Level 2, BREEAM Excellent

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