Hanson UK headquarters
A high quality headquarters office facility for Hanson Building Materials. Located at the disused brickworks at Stewartby, the office is a showcase for sustainable design. Elements include extensive use of Hanson building products, locally generated heating and cooling, passive ventilation and an integrated natural and artificial lighting installation which has achieved extremely low energy loads and excellent lighting conditions throughout the year. The building has been awarded an Excellent BREEAM rating.
The lighting strategy advocated low ambient lighting supplemented by task lighting – an approach now recommended by the British Council for offices. A full daylight study was completed and clever use of transparent bricks in stair cases and custom designed lighting and acoustic absorbing ceiling panels produce a high quality office ambience.