With around 9,300 sq m of office space, 2 Brunel Place will kick-start the vision for the project, setting the architectural language for the development. The building will be characterized by solid aluminum paneled’ facades to the east and west that respond to the specific environmental conditions, with these materials also featuring on the north façade between two glazed bays.
The main façade along the Bath Road is predominantly glazed, opening up views towards Windsor Great Park. This façade incorporates aluminum powder-coated brise-soleils, which are carefully positioned to control solar gain whilst optimizing views out over the local area and beyond. All elevations have a consistent two-storey bay rhythm, which – with the distinctive angularity of the structures – creates a cohesive family of buildings.
As with all three elements of the development, the street presence of 2 Brunel Place is defined by the double-height reception and a retail unit that follows the form of the building. The bases of the central and east buildings rise towards each other, framing the ‘gateway’ pedestrian space between the two structures.
All office floors have been designed around single cores to provide efficient, highly flexible spaces benefiting from high levels of natural daylight. The roof of 2 Brunel Place will feature a series of roof gardens which will provide amenity space for occupiers. 2 Brunel Place received full planning permission in 2008 and has since been amended by Sheppard Robson. 1 Brunel Place received outline consent in 2008, with detailed designs still to be progressed for the third element of the development.