The essence of this scheme is a flexible plan devised to suit the needs of a highly-automated audio equipment manufacturer. All business activities are accommodated under one roof, thus significantly increasing Linn’s production capability.
The design provides a complex of two rectangular blocks. One is a low cost multi-functional building combining administration, research, production and assembly, partly in an undercroft within the sloping site. The second building houses a highly automated warehouse supplying components via robotic carts to the production lines.
All staff are united within common facilities on a superb woodland site. The building is designed to accept 100% expansion capability - repetitive structural and cladding systems allow for simple expansion as required..
|Constructa Preis for 'overall excellence in the field of architecture' 1992|
|RIBA National Award 1988|
|RIBA Regional Award 1988|
|Dates||1985 - 1987|
|Client||Linn Products Ltd|
|The Architect||Richard Rogers Partnership|
|Kieron Breen, Tim Colquhoun, Mike Davies, William Firebrace, Marco Goldschmied, Colin MacKenzie, John McFarland, Richard Rogers, John Sorcinelli, John Young|
|Main Contractor||Balfour Beaty|
|Quantity Surveyor||GA Hanscomb Partnership|
|Services Engineer||YRM Engineers|
|Structural Engineer||Ove Arup and Partners|
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