While committed to providing the applicant with a secure new development that could be used as a storage facility, it was crucial that the contemporary bespoke design solution was in harmony with the wider estate development works and the constraints of a heavily sloping site.
The facility was created with space for associated ancillary offices and the potential for additional mezzanine floor levels alongside appropriate external areas for loading and storage.
To ensure the building had 24-hours access, a code entry system was fitted allowing customers entry through the secure, gated compound at the rear of the site.
With sustainable considerations in mind, the facility has made use of solar technology to assist with the daily operations of the building and incorporates car charging points for electric cars.
Setting the premises back from the pavement has provided enough space for new landscaped banks, trees and soft planting with pedestrian zones and parking opportunities.
Using only high-quality materials and finishes, the appearance of the facility reflects the importance of its location, using varying tones of grey to match the theme of the neighbouring buildings.
Like with all our projects, modern construction methods were used to enhance the site’s appearance, while ensuring the development had minimal impact on the environment and its resources. These considerations have achieved a BREEAM Very Good Rating (previously excellent under this category) and is in line with Lichfield District Council’s policy for new buildings.