Creating a sense of community within a multi-award winning sustainable design
The award-winning Met Office’s headquarters building in Exeter accommodates 1,000 staff in a high-performance, environmentally sensitive building. The scheme features two super-computer halls, a media centre, training college, the National Meteorological Library, an international conference centre, staff restaurant and coffee bar, a gymnasium and a shop.
Set within landscaped parkland, the conference centre and shared facilities are located along an internal ‘street’ which runs through the development. The office accommodation spans from this concourse in a series of wings or ‘fingers’. The layout, design and specification of these areas has provided a flexible working environment which can easily be adapted to suit future requirements.
“The design for the Met Office met our organisational aspirations to create a much more integrated and interactive staff environment.”Alan Douglas, Relocation Director, Met Office