Science parks can be very very boring. There are many examples where the design of the buildings are purely driven by efficient office space planning, building economics and fire strategy. These buildings are designed without any concern for/interaction with the aesthetic parkland within which they sit. They are conservative in design, interchangeable, featureless, soulless, anonymous and hopeless. Landscaping is suburban, predictable, season-free and unnatural.
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Having undertaken a feasibility study for Nottingham Regeneration Ltd, Studio Egret West were retained as the masterplanners and architects to gain outline planning permission for a life science community opposite the Queens Medical Centre in Nottingham.
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Calthorpe Estates and Pebble Mill Investments Ltd appointed Studio Egret West to masterplan a 10 hectare science park at Pebble Mill in Birmingham. Ralph Minott, Director of Development at Calthorpe Estates said: ‘The redevelopment of the former BBC Pebble Mill studios and adjoining land is a world class development opportunity to create a new science and technology park close to Birmingham City Centre, Birmingham University and Hospital, and Calthorpe Estates were particularly impressed with Studio Egret West’s interpretation of our vision’.
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Studio Egret West, worked with Atelier Ten, Paul Gillieron Acoustic Design and Adams Kara Taylor, on a scheme for the last four phases of Ralph Erskines Greenwich Millennium Village in London. Our approach was to evolve a sustainable, affordable, aspirational and acoustically resolved community.
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Our aim for the Innovation Park, Botswana was to create an engaging environment to facilitate creativity, team work and greater efficiency.
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Our proposal to inspire Vancouver’s Green Enterprise District.
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