The practice was appointed for the design of a new 60,000 sp ft office develpment in Ashford, Kent for Brake Bros, a major supplier to the catering trade. As the buisness expanded their existing headquaters builing had been outgrown with several departments having to be accommodated in other premises around the town. The new development brings together the various departments of the company under one roof, in a purpose built office complex in an atractive landscape setting.
The development is the first on the new Eureka Science and Business Park outside the town and had to meet stringent requirements of the local planning authority and the sites freeholders. Various option studies were undertaken to determine the form of development. The scheme as realised comprises 60,000sq ft of high quality office accommodation with expansion capacity for a further 20,000 sq ft.
The practise undertook all space planning for the building including all fitting-out works. In addition the project includes test and demonstration kitchens, conference rooms and staff restaurant.