234 Bath Road
Location: Slough, UK
Status: Completed 2016
Area: 6,545 sqm
Planning Consultant: Barton Willmore
Cost Consultant: McBains Cooper
Structural Engineer: Capita Symonds
Services Consultant: Kier
Building Services Consultant: Hoare Lea
Landscape Architect: Anthony Stiff Associates
CDM Coordinator: BCAL Consulting
Fire Consultant: Fire Surgery
BREEAM Rating: Very Good
Shueco Excellence in Design Award Best Refurbishment; BUILD News Best Home Counties Office Project: SEGRO
AJ Architecture Awards - Refurb of the Year; AJ Retrofit Offices 2000-10000sqm
234 Bath Road, designed by Flanagan Lawrence for SEGRO, creates a dynamic new gateway building to their Slough Trading Estate. The scheme is a three-storey office building located at the corner of Bath and Leigh Roads.
The Western portion of the building re-uses the basement and pre tensioned concrete structural frame of the original office building on the site. The floor plate has been extended out to the new façade line, and 40m towards the new Eastern entrance. The 15.8m wide office floors are punctured with two full-height atria creating attractive, energy-efficient, day-lit office space.
The accommodation is wrapped in a light-weight cladding comprising a series of elegant full-height structural frames defined by tapered fins, plinths and parapets. The main entrance features an impressive 15m-high entry colonnade with a glazed reception area, creating a strong visual link to the surrounding urban context and optimising the building’s prominent corner location.
Central to the design is a language of details and materials that, while maintaining robustness, civic scale and impact, delivers a building which is clean, crisp and light.