Projects

Sector:

Project:

FANUC UK HQ

Construction value:

£12,000,000

Design team:

Client: 

Imtech

Architect: 

Ryder Architecture

Main Contractor: 

Bowmer & Kirkland

Japanese world leader, FANUC , moves its HQ to one of the most successful business technology parks in the UK

 

Background

FANUC, one of the worlds leading global manufacturer of automation and industrial robotic solutions, required a new UK headquarters. The proposed scheme was a new advanced building located at Ansty Park, Coventry.

Challenge

BSD were asked to develop the RIBA Stage 3 design to detailed level.  With a predetermined structure already in place we had to produce a design strategy that would align with the finalised steel model.

A high proportion of the services were positioned at high level which meant the location of ductwork, air conditioning units and electrical services were subject to spatial issues due to limited ceiling void space.
It was also essential that we provided a design solution that would allow easy maintenance access to services for the 60,000sq ft workshop.

Solution

We used Revit MEP, for co-ordination purposes, to reduce any potential clashes with the high-level services. To achieve this we imported the structural engineers Revit model into our own model to enable us co-ordinate with the existing steel structure.
In addition to standard UK power levels two transformers were installed to cater for two different voltages; this would accommodate the 3 phase voltage levels, used in Japan, for commercial/industrial facilities.  We developed our electrical design strategy to serve the 200v levels in order for FANUC to use their existing machinery.

Outcome

A brand new 107,000 sq ft facility, which comprises of 56,00 sq ft. of design, manufacturing and training facilities, 43,000 sq ft. of offices and an 8,000 sq ft. showroom area.  The new facility will enable FANUC to expand their team and provide quality levels of manufacturing excellence.