1 MEADOWGATE AVENUE

Farnborough, Hampshire

1 Meadow Gate Avenue, the first building to be completed on Farnborough Business Park, is a 4,100 sqm three-storey office building set within a new park landscape.

Sited to take advantage of the panoramic views over the adjacent aerodrome, the building is arranged as an ‘L’ shape delineating a landscaped entrance court. The eighteen-metre deep floor plates are planned on a nine-metre structural grid around a triple-height entrance space, which in turn leads directly to an open stair and core at the heart of the building.

The external wall is a layered composition constructed entirely of glass and anodised aluminium. A louvred brise-soleil extends along the outer south and west facades, while the inner layer of glass and perforated panels is revealed in the less exposed entrance courtyard.

Team

Client
SEGRO Plc
Structural engineer
Peter Brett and Associates
Civil engineer
Symonds
Services engineer
Foreman Roberts
Contractor
Carillion
Landscape architect
Viewpoint
Planning supervisor
Schal
Planning consultant
Montagu Evans
Fire consultant
Warrington Fire Research

Photography
Nick Kane

Data

Completion date
2002
Area
4,100 sqm
BREEAM rating
Very Good
Location
1 Meadow Gate Avenue
Farnborough