Ark H, Wilstead, Bedford

Industrial & Offices

Watson Developments - £1.9m

The design and build construction of phase 1, 40,000ft2 of industrial unit with associated offices and external works.  The elevational treatments to this warehouse were of a very high standard with expressed external columns, progressive multi-coloured cladding bands, large bull nose overhanging soffits, reflective glazing and Brise Soleil.  All materials were non-standard colours in metallic finishes.


The project achieved a BREEAM “Very Good” rating and provides 10% renewable energy via roof mounted Solar Panels connected back into the national grid, together with a surface water attenuation system, water conservation measures, best practice noise and dust control, Air Driven Heat Recovery Units, high efficient automated lighting scheme, as well as environmental improvements including diverse, native landscape planting, bird boxes and log piles.  Solar overheating was mitigated by the use of extensive Brise Soleil to the office elevations.


This contract was registered with the Considerate Constructors Scheme and achieved a “Beyond Compliance” Award.


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