Secure, High Spec Office Facility Secure, High Spec Office Facility

MoD / Ask Developments

RPS provided design consultancy services for this 100,000ft2, high-spec, high security and heavily serviced two-storey secure facility.

The building secured a BREEAM 'Excellent' rating and accommodates control rooms, R&D areas, meeting room suites, 'safe areas', offices, a restaurant, overnight accommodation, gym, vehicle maintenance unit and workshops.

The high specification structural design considerations for the envelope included blast loadings, blast screening and progressive collapse plus the incorporation of double height voids and top-hat windows to bring in natural light to the building which is fitted-out with high quality finishes.

The design team members were subject to Counter Terrorism Measures (CTM) Security Clearance at the Client's specific instruction. All information relating to the project was stored and accessed under strict confidentially procedures with access restricted solely to 'CTM cleared' design staff.

Management procedures included input to risk register, value engineering, planning conditions tracking and building control issues with the design team having direct input into contractor procurement and the programme.