Cadbury – Microbiology and Analytical Lab – Bournville

Cadbury - Regional Microbiology and Analytical Lab - BournvilleA specialist new building consisting of a suite of three laboratories together with associated store areas, open plan office, meeting room, break-out and welfare facilities. The new single storey building with a footprint of approximately 900m2 will incorporate a mezzanine plant floor over the office and stores areas of 320m2 allowing optimum services distribution to the new laboratories below.

The stand-a-lone building consists of a main steel frame, clad in composite steel cladding with a curved aluminium roof together with a projecting glazed “feature” entrance and meeting room. The building is designed to complement the “historic” location recognising the history of Cadbury’s association with Bournville, yet provides a modern image commensurate with the functions to be undertaken within the facility. The new facility will also comply with the latest energy conservation requirements required under part L2A of the Building Regulations.

Austin undertook the brief development, concept and preliminary design stages in 2008 undertaking the subsequent detailed design stage, with construction due to commence October 2009.

Although this project was not required by the Client for BREEAM rating, it includes all features that would be needed for a “Very Good” category.

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  • public health
  • construction
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