This multi-unit scheme provides new employment use classes E(g)(iii), B2, B8 with flexible floorspace for future-proofing of the ever-changing commercial market. The business units are designed to modern requirements, complimenting other developments in the vicinity (such as Mercedes, JLR), whilst consciously scaled and clad in natural tones so as to reduce their impact from the nearby Chiltern Hills. The scale of units is also relative to the immediate context; long sections show the site as being sunken, with an enhanced planting buffer to the perimeter that shields the 15m high units from a passing vehicle or pedestrian.
Existing industrial uses and hardstanding already located within the site were now outdated and in poor condition. A perfect opportunity to increase/ improve the economic value of the land, whilst adding to the biodiversity and providing an employment development that benefits from ponds, amenity spaces etc. to encourage staff well-being.
Early consultations with the planning officers allowed for us to develop the proposals and provide a development that enhances the site, as well as the local area, optimising the design to provide a high quality response to the current market demands.
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