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AEA offices, Pride Park Derby

BAE and Derby Estates engaged Rolton Group to develop a new £10m headquarters for AEA Technology plc.

This 90,000 sq ft office development was the largest single pre-let in Derby for 20 years and was designed to the highest specification, using materials and techniques that helped redefine development in the area.

The building included the latest technology in environmental systems and the finished product has become a model for environmental services design.

The team were able, prior to planning, to refine the building layout, orientation, structure and elevation treatment whilst integrating the solar shading and ventilation strategy into the design to minimise overheating whilst providing a modern working environment.

This was further benchmarked by carrying out a CFD analysis of the office to enable a full understanding of the systems, controls and air paths to enable suitable strategies for night-time ventilation and operation to be implemented to maximise user comfort.

The construction of the AEA offices provided the client with a passively ventilated office solution with the ability for installation of dedicated cooling at a later date for their IT intensive areas