Velocity Commercial Office

Velocity Commercial Office

Key Facts

Year Completed

2012

Architect

ESA Architecture

Value

£20m

Floorplate Size

106400 sq. ft

Client

EIC Ltd

Build Type

New Build

Breeam Rating

Excellent

The Velocity project comprises the construction of two five-storey office buildings that provide around 105,000 sq. ft. of net lettable area (NLA).

The project is on the Brooklands estate in Weybridge, which was previously the home of the famous Brooklands race track. The estate is owned by German car manufacturer Dalmer Chrysler and incorporates Mercedes-Benz World and the Brooklands Museum in addition to a number of new developments. Hence the chosen name for the development "Velocity".

BWB's first involvement with this project was to undertake the Environmental study of this high profile site. BWB SBS were contacted by EIC Ltd to undertake the mechanical design for this iconic office development.

Sustainable features include rainwater harvesting tanks that will be used for washroom facilities and external watering, as well as the incorporation of photovoltaic panels across the roof.

Key Challenges

The building is thermally efficient and lighting systems includes automatic dimming linked to daylight sensors, Passive Infrared Sensor lighting controls (PIR) and LED lighting in key areas. Electric car charging points are also being provided in the car park along with substantial bike storage to promote green travel.

BWB Key Contacts

David Stairmand
David Stairmand
Service Director - Sustainable Building Services
Velocity Commercial Office

Velocity Commercial Office