HBS Centre


I&J Hartley


Architectural Design


48,950 sqft Warehouse, 6275 sqft Office (Over Two Storeys), 9050 sqft R+D (Over Two Storeys), 8m Haunch Height, 60 Parking Spaces


Project Description

Following the success of SLW Headquarters Carey Jones Chapman Tolcher was invited to design a new distribution centre for Hydro Building Systems - manufacturers of Technal and Wicona Curtain Walling.

CJCT worked in close collaboration with the tenant to understand their working practices and deliver a suitability flexible building.

The build provides an office, research and development area, housed beneath a dutch gable roof and integrated high-bay extension with bespoke hi-by racking storage stillages; additional glazed elements were also sized to meet potential growth of the support space. Externally dramatic sweeping canopies were provided in response to the exposed nature of the site and high performance doors help maintain the internal environment. Where possible the Technal brand and materials were used within the design.

The building fills all the available space on the tight sight, creating a long thin service yard.