AESSEAL, a rapidly growing Rotherham based mechanical seals manufacturer was looking to extend production, testing and conferencing capacity at their Global Technology Centre. The vision of the company was to produce a “quietly elegant” industrial building with high quality internal spaces throughout.
Created on a brownfield site, the development has been phased to ensure minimal disruption to production during future construction phases.
The facility accommodates the research, testing, assembly and dispatch areas; offices, boardroom, director’s suite and training centre. The main building was designed as a portal framed structure including a 9m wide linear band of two storey offices. Reception is a double height space with a balcony at high level.
The sustainable approach to the design and landscape has allowed AES to enhance its sustainability credentials, leading to its Platinum Status Business in the Community Environmental Award.
The vision for the centre at Rotherham of a ‘quiet industrial’ aesthetic has been achieved where buildings, using a simple palette and sensitive massing, nestle serenely within the landscape. The spaces between buildings are just as important as the buildings themselves. AESSEALS are located around the world and we have been involved in schemes in China and the USA. We are currently working on Phase 5 of the development in Rotherham. This repeated business over 20 years is a testament that Race Cottam represent an experienced and reliable partner in the commercial sector.