A bespoke 33,000 sqft three-storey landmark head office for the new London Gateway container port and distribution park. The building is the central hub from where all IT port operations will be controlled. It includes a new IT control room for the Port, development welfare facilities, canteen, administration offices and site management facilities.
The building consists of two accommodation blocks linked by a central glazed atrium space to maximise the use of natural daylight and views across the Port and Park. This is reflected in the envelope treatment of north and south blocks and use of a combination of glazed and semi-translucent curtain walling systems.
The scheme incorporates several environmental and sustainable features including energy efficient lighting, heat recycling, photo voltaic panels, responsibly sources timber and regional planting leading to th building being awarded a BREEAM ’Very Good’ rating.
- Client: DP World
- Location: Stanford-le-Hope
- Value: £7.3m
- Size: 33,000 sqft
- Status: Complete
- Photographer: Mike Deere / Adrian Toon