The headquarters of Endsleigh insurance in Shurdington was carried out in three phases under design and build contracts with a total budget of £10m. The practice worked for the end client and two contractors in delivering this complex of offices and ancillary buildings in an extensively landscaped setting. The project included offices, gatehouse, catering centre, service building and a cricket pavilion.
Sustainability was paramount to the project. The distinctive offices are naturally ventilated, using the high thermal mass of floors and walls for nighttime cooling.
The semi rural setting meant that special attention was given to the protection of badgers and newts on the site.
Chris carried out this as project leader as an associate at a previous practice.