Reddy Architecture was commissioned to design a standalone facility to be built to the north of the existing Boston Scientific plant. The project involved complex phasing strategy for handover, ensuring continuation of construction work in a live working environment, coordination of design team input and regular liaison with client and future building tenant, Stryker Neuvascular.
Floor Area 10,000m² (107,639 sq ft)
The building is conceived as a long, rectangular block, with a folding / rectangular metal skin extending from the south elevation through the roof and the north elevation. The east and west elevations, framed on three sides by the thickness of the metal skin, are designed as the building visitors’ interfaces with external spaces and uses. The west façade is transparent and ethereal while at the same time integrating solar and glare control in the glazing component.
The new manufacturing plant is essentially made of three larger components: a clean room, with associated toilets, changing and gowning areas; a warehouse, with loading docks, large storage areas and a range of small offices for testing and quality assurance and an administration area composed predominantly of open plan office space but also comprising director’s offices, meeting rooms and staff canteen.
Principal design drivers on the project included providing an efficient and fit for purpose building in line with current factories’ best standards, maximising the quality of the working environment for all employees to ensure productivity and inclusion, while reducing energy usage and natural resources consumption throughout the building.