Technology CentreSunbury on Thames, Surrey
This Technology Centre was the winning entry for a competition for BP, carried out by dlp. The company has evolved considerably since it was founded in 1908. Today it is looking towards a new mix of energy sources as the world shifts towards lower-carbon. The building is located on the Sunbury-on-Thames site. It is ‘home’ to staff worldwide, working in international teams, driving technological advances.
The project involved full design services through to completion. The design team closely involved end-users in providing solutions to highly specific research needs. The requirement for locating small-scale development rigs with highly sensitive analytical equipment in a building that could later be converted to office space was complex. The solution was logical and flexible, with an openness that will encourage interaction and innovation. There are no services risers within the floor plates, so there is uninterrupted flexibility for a research facility’s continually changing requirements. With dlp.