AMR BROUGHTON

Worked with Arup and Welsh Assembly Government to design this AMR facility, now occupied by AMRC and Airbus

AMR Broughton

Austin-Smith:Lord worked with Arup and Welsh Assembly Government to design the AMR facility for Broughton which will be occupied in the first instance by AMRC and Airbus to design machines and technologies to support the manufacture of composite wings.

As part of the scheme ARMC reach out to local engineering SMEs to see how robotics and advanced manufacturing can be utilised to streamline their existing processes and to open them up to new markets utilising their skill base.

This outreach was piloted in Sheffield by AMRC who are working with Boing, McLaren, Cateram and others in the development of composite injection techniques which have resulted in the new Monocoque McLaren chassis which weighs in at just 80Kg. The use of glass on the external envelope to showcase the technology and multifunctional canteen spaces that act as hosted meeting areas with viewing galleries allow the public and business to see first hand the scale of the opportunity with government catapult funding allowing access to machines and robots on a shared basis to lower the barriers to considering new technology.

LOCATION: BROUGHTON

CLIENT: WELSH ASSEMBLY GOVERNMENT

VALUE: £20m

COMPLETION: 2019
SERVICE: ARCHITECTURE
SECTOR: INDUSTRY & INFRASTRUCTURE
CONTRACTOR: GALLIFORD TRY

LANDSCAPE: AUSTIN-SMITH:lORD
STRUCTURES: ARUP
SERVICES: ARUP
COST CONSULTANT: WYG

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ENERGY RECOVERY CENTRE, SEVERNSIDE

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Energy Recovery Centre, Severnside

The main challenge of the “Energy from Waste” building design was to efficiently, but elegantly, enclose the process equipment, boldly expressing the functions within the building envelope. The resultant form comprises 5 concentric volumes shaped, in cross section, to reach up to the power station to the south and diving down into the Rhine to the north.

Staff and Visitor accommodation is located within the Western gable at the principal point of arrival to the site and where it has the most visual impact giving an appropriate focus of public and pedestrian activity.

To the north of the Rhine there is a separate, yet integral, Incinerator Bottom Ash Recovery Plant to process the material discharged from the main energy recovery plant. The IBA recycles the EfW bottom ash on site to ensure that it will not be sent to landfill minimising transportation and helping to provide an even more sustainable solution.

Aerial photos courtesy of Suez. Night shot courtesy of Paulbox.

LOCATION: BRISTOL

CLIENT: WEST LONDON ENERGY RECOVERY LTD

VALUE: CONFIDENTIAL

COMPLETION: 2016
SERVICE: ARCHITECTURE

SECTOR: INDUSTRY & INFRASTRUCTURE

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ROSEISLE DISTILLERY

Multi award-winning, BREEAM excellent distillery

Roseisle Distillery

Diageo planned to build the first major distillery in Scotland for 30 years and most environmentally friendly, significantly cutting the traditional distillery carbon footprint through innovation. The aim was a BREEAM Excellent-rated building designed and built within a challenging timeframe.  Given clearance in February 2007, the deadline for completion was January 2009.

We worked closely with engineers AECOM to accommodate evolving designs whilst maintaining continuous construction on-site. The building is a modern interpretation of the traditional still house, and maximises natural ventilation and daylight.

It is four storeys high, the mass broken up by expressing the

three key elements of the distillation process externally: the timber-clad barrel envelope with its full-height glazed gable houses the 14 stills, the central accommodation block contains the two  big  mash tuns, and the industrial profiled metal clad  tun room holds the 14 fermentation tanks.

The £40m, 3,000 m2 site opened on time, and achieved its Excellent BREEAM rating. It is a landmark building for both Diageo and the whisky industry on the international stage, and an important site for Diageo to engage its customers and other stakeholders complete with a conference room whose frosted glass turns transparent at the flick of a switch, revealing panoramic views of the stills.

The result is a distillery that fulfils in its potential as a heroic, even a sublime, building type

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LOCATION: ELGIN

CLIENT: DIAGEO DISTILLING LTD

VALUE: £40m

COMPLETION: 2009
SERVICE: ARCHITECTURE, LANDSCAPE
SECTOR: INDUSTRY + INFRASTRUCTURE
CONTRACTOR: ROK

LANDSCAPE: AUSTIN-SMITH: LORD
STRUCTURES: AECOM
SERVICES: AECOM
COST CONSULTANT: SUMMERS INMAN

AWARDS:
2010 SCOTTISH DESIGN AWARD
RICS SCOTLAND AWARD: SUSTAINABILITY PROJECT OF THE YEAR
RICS SCOTLAND AWARD: OVERALL PROJECT OF THE YEAR
SCOTTISH CIVIC TRUST COMMENDATION
2013 BUSINESSGREEN LEADERS AWARD: RENEWABLE ENERGY PROJECT OF THE YEAR

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CLYDE GATE MASTERPLAN, URBAN REALM + OFFICE DEVELOPMENT

Masterplan, public realm and office development

Clyde Gate

Austin-Smith:Lord were commissioned to prepare a masterplan for the low quality industrial area at Cable Depot Road, in conjunction with the proposed expansion of the NHS Golden Jubilee National Hospital .

We were subsequently commissioned to provide Landscape Architecture Services to deliver enabling works to one of the key sites identified within Clydebank Re-built’s Business Plan and the Clyde Gate Masterplan.

Following the successful completion of the enabling works, we were commissioned to design the first 1,100 m² pavilion on the site. The pavilion consists of a children’s nursery at ground floor level and offices on the first and second floors.

LOCATION: CLYDEBANK

CLIENT: CLYDEBANK RE-BUILT

VALUE: PUBLIC REALM £2.4m, OFFICE £1.7M

COMPLETION: 2010
SERVICE: ARCHITECTURE, URBAN DESIGN, MASTERPLANNING, LANDSCAPE
SECTOR: URBAN REGENERATION
CONTRACTOR: LAND ENGINEERING (SCOTLAND) LTD

LANDSCAPE: AUSTIN-SMITH: LORD
STRUCTURES: WILL RUDD DAVIDSON
SERVICES: MOTT MACDONALD
COST CONSULTANT: THE NEILSON PARTNERSHIP

AWARDS: 2009 ROSES DESIGN AWARD

MEDEVA PHARMACEUTICALS

A product development and research facility for a major pharmaceutical company. The building provides full research, testing and piolet production facilities along with administration and welfare facilities for the staff.

Medeva Pharmaceuticals

A product development and research facility for a major pharmaceutical company. The building provides full research, testing and piolet production facilities along with administration and welfare facilities for the staff.

The site incorporates a security gatehouse providing control to Federal Drugs Administration Standards. The building integrates with a full production facility located on an adjacent site.

LOCATION: MERSEYSIDE

CLIENT: SIR ROBERT MCALPINE

VALUE: £10m

COMPLETION: 2000
SERVICE: ARCHITECTURE
SECTOR: INDUSTRY + INFRASTRUCTURE

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Boulevard Industry Park

Boulevard Industry Park forms a major element of the Speke Garston regeneration programme. Austin-Smith:Lord undertook the masterplanning role for the site and also developed the landscape infrastructure through detail design to implementation. The main spine road was designed to produce a strong, consistent, unifying image linking the various developments proposed for the site. The spine road also incorporated a section of the Transpennine Trail, with its own unique, yet contextual design approach.

Our challenge was to deliver not just one “machine” for production and delivery, but six on one route. Not only critical logistics, but a standard building design that responds to functional need and is precisely cost predictable. In addition, the external environment reflects and reinforces Jaguar Land Rover’s brand.

We developed a family of high throughput facilities in a road-based logistics system designed for multiple redundancy and failure. The facilities allow for system retro-fit without interruption of operations.

Occupiers include Evans Vaccines, Conix, Lear Corporation, Coughlin Logistics, Medeva (Medimmune), Visteon, Infast, Stadco and Chiron, with buildings and plot development undertaken by Austin-Smith: Lord.

LOCATION: HALEWOOD, MERSEYSIDE

CLIENT: INTERCITY JIS IN ASSOC W/ENGLISH PARTNERSEHIPS + SPEKE GARSTON DEVELOP/JAGUAR LAND ROVER

VALUE: £10.5m

COMPLETION: 2000
SERVICE: ARCHITECTURE, URBAN DESIGN, MASTERPLANNING, LANDSCAPE
SECTOR: INDUSTRY AND INFRASTRUCTURE

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Ford Diesel Centre Dagenham

Austin-Smith:Lord was appointed designer of the masterplan for this 35-hectare Ford plant in East London, from detail design to implementation, as well as to work on a new Diesel Centre. The project turned the existing plot of land into a supplier park and a centre of excellence for the manufacture of diesel engines for the Ford Motor Company.

Designed as a landmark scheme within the Thames Gateway redevelopment, this state-of-the-art car factory is considered an exemplar project. The plans for Ford’s high-tech diesel engineering and manufacturing facility combine product development and assembly in an innovative workplace environment that integrates the designers and engineers with their manufacturing colleagues to increase Dagenham’s diesel engine build capacity.

LOCATION: DAGENHAM

CLIENT: FORD MOTOR COMPANY

VALUE: £28m

COMPLETION: 2005
SERVICE: ARCHITECTURE,  LANDSCAPE
SECTOR: INDUSTRY + INFRASTRUCTURE
CONTRACTOR: SDC CONSTRUCTION GROUP

LANDSCAPE: AUSTIN-SMITH: LORD
STRUCTURES: MOTT MACDONALD
SERVICES: MOTT MACDONALD
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