Workspace MTL Butterfield
Flexible business space is provided within this elegant, two-storey building. The building has a steel frame with façades clad in glass, solid panels and perforated sheets. For the office component, the building is clear and transparent, whilst the manufacturing element is enclosed, and primarily lit from above.
The creation of a top-lit, double-height central circulation space extending the length of the office provides the hub from which all programmatic elements of the building radiate. The full-height glazed east façade of the offices features a series of suspended vertical perforate louvres which filter natural east light, mitigating problems of glare.
The extended skin responds to the current use of floor space and can be altered as necessary, as can the mezzanine floor structure within the building. The scheme makes a strong corporate statement at an economical cost.
Client MTL Instruments
Location Bedfordshire, UK
Status Completed 2008
Project Manager Easter Group
Main Contractor McLaren
Cost Consultant Tweeds
Structural Engineer T.R. Collier & Associates
Services Engineer Watermans
Landscape Architect BEA Landscaping