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“Industrial Architecture led the way in innovative building design and technology from the Industrial Revolution to the mid 1900s and ever since has been at the heart of the development of modern architecture. The sector is in the midst of a profound and exciting transformation placing increased demands on designers in regards to both content and aesthetics.� Peter Farmer, Director - Head of Industrial

The factories, offices, warehouses, energy and waste treatment plants we design are required to meet increasingly stringent efficiency and environmental standards. With an increased consciousness of the imprint these buildings make on the landscape, together with the growing demand for sustainable environments, architects are having to innovate and create spaces that are progressively more workerfriendly and respectful towards their surroundings. At the same time industrial development and design has to be as functional as possible. The only way we can produce both functional and aesthetic solutions is to understand the operator as well as their business.


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process... understanding from start to finish




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Whether delivering energy, power, food, drink, information, goods or people, designing the space to allow production to occur is not just gift wrapping but relies upon a deep understanding of the complex activities the buildings encompass. We believe a collaborative approach, bringing all disciplines and stakeholders together, is fundamental to a project’s success. Open forums and design workshops add value and cuts out waste by clearly focusing on the critical elements of the process, as well as the architectural potential of a particular facility.

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“Industrial buildings produce and handle the vast majority of materials and goods society needs and wants.”

� &3 Gerber Foods, Bridgwater 2 Hewlett Packard, Barcelona 4 National Engineering Laboratory’s Oil and Multi-phase Flow Facility, East Kilbride PREVIOUS PAGES: Hangars, Farnborough Airport Gerber Foods, Bridgwater




legacy... humility and humanity




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3� Peacehaven Waste Water Treatment Plant 4� Gerber Foods, Bridgwater PREVIOUS PAGE: eco|box research project

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Global demands require us to re-establish many of the characteristics of the first age of industrialization - some of which we have only come to appreciate in recent years: ideas of sustainability with efficiency, flexibility and longevity, humanity and beauty. We need to produce industrial buildings that are sustainable not just now but that maintain this quality into the future. We need to consider what the legacy is that is left behind after the initial process has run its cycle. Can buildings or their individual components be converted or re-used? Can the structure itself be flexible and demountable? How can we minimize our impact on the environment?

“There is an increased consciousness of the imprint industrial buildings make on the landscape.”

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form... setting, scale, shape, surface, shadow, shine and silhouette


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Some of the most celebrated structures of the last three centuries have their roots in industrial progress. A good industrial building can have its own inherent, honest beauty – a process-led aesthetic where form truly follows function. But the impact of an industrial development is a sensitive issue. Their scale is way beyond that of domestic buildings and as we reduce our impact on green sites this brings industrial development closer to communities. We can camouflage, bury or even conceal (as in image 4). Alternatively we can mitigate, soften or defuse. Finally, we can design things well with appropriate consideration for contextual and human scale.

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It is our role to help define and express the particular character and personality of a facility, in order to create something of uniqueness and true value that can add to the community and provide a positive legacy to the built environment.

“The Peacehaven Wastewater Treatment Plant has been designed to blend in with the contours of the Downs and preserve the area’s character. Incorporating one of Europe’s largest green roofs it will become almost invisible to its neighbours.”

� Hangars, Farnborough Airport 2&3 Brighton Pumping Station 4 Peacehaven Waste Water Treatment Plant PREVIOUS PAGE: ATC Tower, Edinburgh Airport


delivery... conceived with ability


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Simplicity and clarity are key to design, delivery, operation and management.

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The appropriate and judicious selection of details, components and materials should always be done with consideration for the life cycle and value of the project. We believe that proactive cost control at all stages of delivery is a fundamental part of delivering a successful project. The basic principle we adhere to is cost management and not cost reporting and we work closely with cost consultants to ensure early benchmarking and cost monitoring.

� Royal Mail, Heathrow � Fedex Cargo Facility, Stansted 3� Site 600 Stansted 4� Cargo 777, Heathrow

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“We understand and design within achievable parameters. We appreciate how important it is that we are able to deliver all your design, time and cost aspirations.”


creating a sense of place and identity


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A successful masterplan requires a thorough understanding of all the building types involved. It needs to consider elements of urban design, a sense of place and identity supported with natural and literal wayfinding and flexibility to develop organically and sustainably over time.

“We need to design to a human scale with a quality of construction that ensures longevity while allowing flexibility.”

� Upper Heyford Masterplan � Site 600, Stansted 3� Moscow Business Park Masterplan PREVIOUS PAGE: Moscow Business Park Masterplan


the value of the individual


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“It’s all about people. We create environments that are a pleasure to work in.”

Our attitude towards the industrial workplace has changed. It has changed through regulation and need but also through an increasing realization of the value of individuals. Investment in the health and welfare of a workforce now has tangible benefits. In addition, the requirement of the industrial environment has changed as processes become more sophisticated. The environments that we expect people to work in are cleaner, brighter and safer.

� Ritec Headquarters, Enfield 2&3 Cargo 777, Heathrow 4 Gerber Foods, Bridgwater PREVIOUS PAGE: Gerber Foods, Bridgwater

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global... international transfer


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As we live and operate in a global society we are required to provide global quality buildings. Interoperability and technological transfer are unifying practices and requiring facility designers to work towards similar goals and solutions. The skill is to provide best practice, internationally transferable standards with vernacular empathy, cultural understanding and local technical knowledge. In meeting the demands of the process we must not forget its context. We do this by working with people locally.

“We work without barriers and have established alliances with architectural practices and engineering firms that enable us to deliver high quality projects across the globe.”

� Moscow Business Park Masterplan � Hewlett Packard, Barcelona 3� Parque Logistico, Spain 4� Industrial Facility, Dubai � Hitachi, Spain PREVIOUS PAGE: Cargo Terminal, Hong Kong

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under-pinning industry


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plug-in office A research-led product we have created with our partners at Trimo to provide flexible offices and administrative buildings that can sit outside, through or inside both existing and new facilities. Using the latest methods of off-site construction and prefabrication we can deliver a bespoke-feel office building within much quicker time frames than traditional build with a large array of finishing and configuration options to personalise the spaces and detailing. This gives existing tenants the opportunity to add value to older developments or change their use, or give developers flexibility to change the pitch of a development depending upon market demand.

eco|box A research initiative that looks to continually investigate ways that we can reduce the environmental impact of our industrial and distribution development proposals with the ultimate aim of achieving zero carbon targets.

It provides us with a dynamic understanding of the issues and opportunities that need to be considered if we are to: ensure our designs can reduce energy demand; demonstrate the appropriateness of renewable technologies; by design reduce waste and energy during construction; ensure proactive facility handover and subsequent management.


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up|grade There is increasing concern surrounding how the vast amounts of industrial real-estate constructed in the early 1980’s, prior to requiring significant levels of insulation and energy efficiency, will perform with the introduction of Energy Performance Certificates. These allow prospective tenants to compare energy performance against other available buildings (in the same way you compare the energy performance of washing machines).

multi|unit This bold idea aims to show how residential and office uses can be sustainably integrated with industrial workshop space in urban and suburban developments.

“It is only through research that we can ensure that we meet the industry’s fast moving demands. There is a need to be aware of new developments, policies and technologies but to also examine how these affect the provisions we make.”

The research investigates the ways that low cost small workshop units can be designed so that they can adapt to alternative and complementary uses. These changes could be wholesale or sit alongside one another, allowing a development to meet the emerging and varied needs of tenants. The types of uses considered have been: light industrial workshops, offices, live/work units and residential units.


people... thought leaders


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our industrial specialists Why are we different? Because we think differently. Thinking is at the core of our business and through our research based approach, we aim to be thought leaders; exploring ideas and technologies, sharing knowledge and meeting challenges with our partners in a truly collaborative way. It is the rigour and clarity of our thinking which, when combined with our design talents, strength in delivery, firm commercial management and understanding of our wider responsibilities, enables our passion for architecture to realise inspired solutions, thereby creating exceptional buildings and environments. We are driven by the needs and aspirations of our clients and recognise that our success is dependent on their success. 3DReid is able to add significant value to our clients’ endeavours by thinking differently and delivering national and international expertise through our widespread award winning teams of over 250 individuals.

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concept coaches

project team design workshops

sustainability & technical coaches

sector coaches

client focused solutions.

Peter Farmer

Susannah Macneill

Director - Head of Industrial

Associate Director - Industrial Sector Co-ordinator

peter.farmer@3DReid.com

Peter has been working in the industrial sector, from utilities to distribution, on both individual unit and master planning projects, for over 20 years. During this period he has been involved at every level from brief development to detail procurement and commissioning and has a keen understanding of political, business and stakeholder drivers. This experience extends to Eastern Europe, the Middle East, Asia, and Australia. Peter actively pursues research initiatives in the sector. He has a particular interest in sustainability and represents the practice on the Industrial Developers Sustainable Forum. Other research work includes papers on flexible building systems and international specification standards.

susannah.macneill@3DReid.com

Susannah has been involved in the design and delivery of industrial architecture for many years and has a wide variety of experience across the sector’s sub-groups for a number of different clients, including speculative schemes, multi-unit schemes, bespoke units and trade parks. Her experience over this time includes the successful design, management and delivery of numerous projects running concurrently under framework agreements for a number of different clients, ranging from the very small scale to large master planning developments.


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Cameron Laird

Colin Calderhead

Divisional Director

Regional Divisional Director - U.A.E.

cameron.laird@3DReid.com

colin.calderhead@3DReid.com

Cameron has more than 10 years experience working on industrial developments as both a project architect and project director. He has specialist knowledge of production, manufacturing and biotechnology facilities and of the associated specific, technical fit-out co-ordination these buildings require. He has also worked on numerous major master planning projects, which often involve the integration of industrial facilities with a mix of other uses, and has recently worked on the plans for a 92 hectare distribution logistics park incorporating 2.5 million square feet of cross-docked and rail-served facilities.

Colin has over 20 years experience leading large teams in a collaborative, atelier-style design environment. He has experience across many sectors, including industrial and distribution, and has developed a client focused, value driven design methodology. He has worked on both new build and master planning projects and was Project Leader for the award-winning hangars and workshops at Farnborough Airport. Colin is responsible for setting up and leading the practice’s Middle East operations.

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