Category Archives: Industrial

Refurbishment and new build; factories, warehousing, Industrial scale plant.

Marshall Islands

Energy & Maintenance Building housing equipment for the supply and management of electrical power and drinking water; combined with workshops, storage and administration.

College of the Marshall Islands | Majuro | 2006-2009

SK: BECA Design & Job architect

Combined facility housing a reverse osmosis fresh water plant – powered by the PV panels on the roof; water storage & supply pumps, electrical control gear, back-up diesel generators, teaching & maintenance workshops, stores, offices.

One part of a wider Beca involvement with the Marshall Islands government, including infrastructure, education and airport upgrades.

Gurdon Institute

A new bioscience laboratory at the University of Cambridge; Phase two of a development constructed six years previously.

Gurdon Institute | Cambridge | UK | RHP | 2000-2004

SK: Job architect

Research and teaching building. Highly complex services, woven into a pre-designed structure and enclosure with a completely different brief from the original design. Sensitive heritage area with restrictive planning and environmental consent requirements. Three separate layers of client; constantly changing laboratory briefs as research priorities developed. A challenging design process, even more difficult to build; as the main contractor found to their cost.

Project Forrester

Project Forrester : A high security Banking Datacentre

Project Forrester | Auckland | 2008-2009

SK: BECA Design architect, Job architect.

Industrial scale facility for the delivery of business critical banking data services to the Pacific region. Multiple redundancy power supply systems, allowing operations to continue if the local grid fails, or during a volcanic event.  The layout of the building was driven by the need to minimise the length of cable runs, and limit noise breakout to the surrounding suburban housing. 100 CCTV cameras keep the facility well monitored. The site includes numerous measures to resist anyone trying to attack the building with a gun, a bomb or a vehicle.

Fast-track design and build programme, including a detailed plan for future expansion of the facility.