Client: Stanhope
Location: Hemel Hempstead
Project Scope: Business Park
Project Status: Complete

The Peoplebuilding concept to create elegant but extremely cost effective office space was derived out of the success of Chiswick Park, London. To enhance the quality of the offer, a number of public amenities were planned, to set it apart from traditional business parks. Four-storey buildings open onto a formal boulevard, with a leisure club, cafe and other centralised facilities surrounded by generous informal landscaping.

Each building is oriented north/south, with mechanically activated brise soleil protecting the west, south and east elevations. These arrays of 'translucent' perforated aluminium louvres are controlled by the building management systems that track the sun's path. Views from fully glazed facades are achieved throughout, with controlled protection from direct sunlight, yet because of the layered facades occupants enjoy considerable privacy.