Avalon Sciences, Somerton
Design of new research, development and testing facility
Sand Engineering have been retained as project Structural Engineers for the design of this new research, development and testing facility.
The 2 storey building has a steel frame with a concrete composite metal decking 1st floor construction, providing 1700sqm of office a laboratory space. External finishes include a horizontal cladding system with cedar planking, glazed curtain walling to the entrance atrium area and brise soliel shading to south facing elevations.
Environmental features include passive ventilation, high standards of insulation, natural glazing including northern lights and a large bank of PV cells.
Project Architects are LED Architects of Highbridge and this project started on site in September 2011.
The project value is £1.8M.