DKA were commissioned to provide a state of the art industrial facility for Ricardo UK at Shoreham-by-Sea. A large assembly and testing area is complemented by a ‘visitor’ mezzanine. All of the operational areas are serviced by underground ducting and trenching which required extensive coordination with the client.
In addition to the functional requirements the facility was to be part of the client’s VIP site tour. As a result the building not only had to facilitate the primary work function, but also had to be suitably designed and specified to be a suitably impressive part of the client tour.
In addition to the functional and aesthetic requirements the building had to be procured on a tight budget and operational within an short time period. The design solution not only met these criteria, but is now seen as a benchmark for future industrial development on the wider site.