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THIS PAGE: Oxford Science Park ADP’s work at Oxford Science Park spans three distinct buildings, delivered over the course of 12 years. Collectively, the Medawar Centre, Florey House and Magdalen Centre 2 (shown) provide over 26,000 m2 of flexible office space and supporting facilities such as car parking, café and conference facilities. Magdalen Centre 2 also includes a nursery, sited to maximise a children’s garden area to the rear of the building and create views over a small brook. Working closely with the Prudential and Magdalen College Oxford Joint Venture, we have endeavoured to create a special setting for these buildings, far removed from the anonymity of many business parks. Since our involvement began, the new landscape, paving, bridges and parking areas (some of which are decked), have become as important as the buildings in creating the character of a delightful place to work. The buildings themselves all take slightly different approaches, but all demonstrate close attention to detail, careful choice of material and close integration with the landscape. In addition, they offer facilities that cater for a wide variety of needs - from fledgling start-up businesses to research companies capable of renting a whole building.


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Our Practice

At ADP, we believe that architecture has the power to transform. This ability to change our physical world means that architecture has an intrinsic effect upon quality of life. We ensure that people – their needs, both physical and emotional – are at the heart of our design process.

ADP was founded in 1965 and has grown to become one of the most respected and stable practices in the United Kingdom. The practice is currently ranked 25th in the Architect’s Journal AJ100 Annual Survey of UK practices, and is accredited to both ISO14001 environmental, and ISO9001 quality, standards.

Our designs for workplace environments across the UK typify our design approach. We have an established reputation and body of work that reflects our commitment to our clients, their individual requirements, and the need to deliver robust, innovative projects that deliver a return on investment. Our clients are often restricted by time and budgets, the latest government policy, and rising end user expectation: we ensure the workplaces we deliver make the most of assets available, are hard-working and provide real solutions to problems both present, and on the horizon.

From our original office in Henley, servicing clients in the Thames Valley area, ADP has grown to international standing and now has studios in Birmingham, Delhi NCR, London, Manchester, Newcastle, Oxford and Sherborne. Our combined resources of over 100 staff operating from 7 regional studios, 6 in the UK and 1 in India, gives us an international perspective and a proven capacity to handle major commissions. This is combined with the flexibility to serve our clients from friendly, local studios.

Consideration creates clarity in our designs: emerging from intelligent analysis, our architecture has an elegant simplicity, intimately connected to context and need. Our buildings are not about fashion, or a predetermined style. They embody powerful, simple ideas delivered well; solutions that just feel right, fitting both their setting and their purpose.

With the ability to offer architecture, interior design, landscape design and environmental assessments, we offer our clients a complete, integrated service. This means we comprehensively consider spaces both inside and out, and we also have considerable and award-winning technical knowledge of masterplanning and heritage architecture to help clients realise the full potential of even the most challenging, or sensitive, sites. Office interior concept

Placing people at the centre of our work means we celebrate difference: each project, each client and each business case is unique, with individual aspirations and financial requirements. As a result, the solutions we deliver are bespoke, the product of close engagement with our clients and the thorough analysis of the individual project. This understanding arises from a consistent, diligent process. We examine the site with rigour and sensitivity, unlocking its potential through creative, inspiring design concepts.

This philosophy creates architectural intelligence: a concept that embodies the analysis, science, design and engineering of intelligent structures. These should serve and celebrate people. This results in architecture that inspires: both appropriate and sustainable, contextual and contemporary.

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FLUID WORKING OPPOSITE: Roffey Park Institute Roffey Park Institute occupies a site in the midst of St. Leonard’s Forest, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, within the Strategic Gap between Horsham and Crawley. It maximises its setting as an asset, providing office, research, training and seminar facilities in a holistic space to meet, think and develop. The emphasis is on fluid, integrated spaces that support and promote the development of delegates. The scheme centres around a thoughtful symbiosis between landscape and building use. Roffey’s particular way of functioning was closely studied and analysed before detailed design proposals were made, and the characteristic style of formal gathering followed by informal breakout sessions are reflected in the rectilinear form of the large seminar room, with curvaceous thinking bubbles or syndicate rooms alongside. The latter are natural shapes, like an egg or an acorn, coloured to match fresh spring-like colours of bluebells and birch leaves: plants which both feature prominently in the Forest. Whilst these elements relate to the landscape, the dining area occupies ‘The Orangery’ which occupies the location of a former glasshouse within the original kitchen garden of a large country house. The remnants of the old garden wall remained, giving a historical context to the layout and style of this part of the development. Delegates can move easily from inside to outside, and landscape and building create a new and unified context for Roffey at work. The new facility is called ‘the Meadow’, demonstrating how the architectural thinking and client vision were aligned to maximise the asset of the setting.

The past twenty years have seen dramatic changes in how we work, and the places in which we do so. Among many factors, technological change and the rising expectations of end users have changed the way workplaces are designed, and significantly influence the decisions of owner-occupiers and tenants alike. In a 2008 survey*, for example, employees were asked to assess the the effects of the working environment on other business areas. Some 40% agreed that workplace spaces impacted upon the ability to win new clients, whilst 57% claimed they affected staff morale and 43% agreed that working environments affected staff retention.

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Once-familiar cubicles have evolved into now commonplace open plan environments, and these light, airy interiors continue to evolve in turn to offer variety and diversity of space. This allows for different types of working pattern and interaction. The impact of hot-desking, wireless technology and sophisticated digital communication (including video conferencing) are just some of the factors that make for much more fluid working environments. Business can be conducted, much like learning, in different areas according to the activity type: quiet zones for concentration or privacy, social ‘hubs’ combined with catering facilities for interaction or open discussion, and adaptable pods for team working or ad hoc meetings. * Survey conducted in 2008 by Metro Design. © architects design partnership llp


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Ultimately, the change factors that have, and will, continue to impact upon the workplace environment demand flexibility in design. Without this loose, reconfigurable fit, ensuring a long life for a building becomes invariably harder. Rigid, fixed spaces will naturally struggle to house the workplace environments of the future, with new styles of working and new advances in technology, as well as increasing drives toward cost, environmental and spatial efficiency. Our close engagement with end users, our clients, and other professionals, gives us an in-depth understanding of current and likely future needs. Our ability to understand and anticipate is important for both speculative and purpose-built schemes, where we combine all our knowledge and lessons learned to deliver highly agile solutions that allow our clients to adapt and change to meet future challenges. This approach is most comprehensively and holistically realised when working with owner-occupiers, but is also key to workplace fit outs for end users and the realisation of successful refurbishment schemes.

THIS PAGE/OPPOSITE: Augustine House Augustine House is an awardwinning £23 million project ADP designed for an owner-occupier, just outside the city walls in Canterbury. A fully-glazed end wall showcases the building interior, and the prominent entrance leads directly to a magnificent quadruple-height atrium space, the focus of the building. On either side of the atrium there are flexible floorplates 10.1m wide and 86m long, providing 12,500m2 of gross internal area. Augustine House is environmentally sustainable, utilising 20% renewable energy with heat exchanged with the ground through the piling. As well as designing the building ADP was commissioned to do full interior design, including the selection of all furniture and detailed space planning design to the office areas. The building captures modern ways of working, with open plan offices providing approximately 8 m2 per person, small bookable meeting rooms for private telephone calls and one-to-one meetings, and larger private offices and meeting spaces. The building provides two differing catering offers, one on the top floor with an external roof terrace with panoramic views of the city walls and Canterbury Cathedral; the other enlivens the ground floor atrium. Bridges at upper levels across the atrium connect the two floorplates and provide opportunities for informal breakout discussion. Š architects design partnership llp


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THIS PAGE: Media Facility and Offices This £29m project involves the construction of a landmark building on a city centre development in the heart of Liverpool’s Knowledge Quarter. The new building will include a state-of-the-art media production facility with associated office spaces, linked by a central atrium containing shared facilities. The new media centre embraces all forms of digital media, and will become a centre of innovation in the region. The various workshops and studios are accommodated over four floors including the basement, with acoustic glazed screens opening the facilities out onto the atria. Much of the designated accommodation requires limited daylight, and large areas of wall space have been cleverly articulated in a ‘pixilated’ façade. The ground floor accommodates the café and break-out space affording great linkage to Liverpool’s iconic Christ the King Cathedral and future masterplan landscaping. The main bulk of office space is provided in the western volume. With around 11,500m2 of flexible, high quality space over six floors, the building will include a wide range of fluid workspaces, IT suites and a range of medium-sized meeting and seminar spaces. An integral part of the design has been to create a diversity of space for end users, promoting confidence, interaction and knowledge transfer in the vibrant spirit of Liverpool’s Knowledge Quarter.

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THIS PAGE: Customer Service Centre The client’s key aim was to create a central facility that would enable the provision of transparent services in a safe, welcoming and uplifting environment. The overall vision was to facilitate a more customerfocused, professional service that would lift the level of respect to both the public, and the staff providing the service. In addition to the one-stop-shop service, the facility accommodates a 160person contact centre for telephone hotline services, as well as back-ofhouse administration offices. Fluid, transparent space that supported different forms of interaction was key to achieving the client’s key aims and ADP undertook extensive consultations with both staff and the general public to facilitate a robust brief and design development. During consultations with staff we noted, for example, that throughout all the departments, each member of staff had the same skill set, and were equipped for dealing with members of the public on the front desk. It was decided that all staff should be a customer service advisor, and support each other with their specialist knowledge. The concept was to become a holistic approach to delivering services within an environment that supported it. To implement this approach, the new facility required flexible, professional accommodation with different types of interview rooms to meet the needs of individual services. Personal computer stations were not allocated: instead a hot-desk system was used, enabling a much more efficient use of space. Workshops held with the public recognised a number of frustrations with the existing facility and identified the best ways to meet their needs. Overall, the public wanted a higher standard of customer service in which they were greeted and treated in a professional manner. The design team also found that not everyone who used the facility wanted to talk to an advisor, so it was important that all information and the internet could be accessed through a comprehensive ICT system. The customer interface was key to the success of the project - creating an environment without barriers, but with a high degree of passive unobtrusive security. The resulting space planning strategy ensures staff and facilities are clearly visible. Open-plan interview desks create a ‘soft’ line of security for staff, while interview rooms provide confidentiality in a safe environment when required. Bold colours and subtle integration of the client’s brand are combined with neutral base colours, creating a visually stunning and fresh environment. Materials were selected for their ability to meet aesthetic, cost and durability requirements. Lighting has been carefully considered to meet functional needs while providing a calm and welcoming environment. The finished scheme has transformed the service provided, and through intelligent analysis has supported new ways of working. © architects design partnership llp




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GREEN BY DEMAND OPPOSITE: Sustainable Business Park Concept Currently in progress, ADP is designing a new scheme for an out-of-town business park located in the North of England. From the outset, sustainability has been a key component of the design with the project aspiring to achieve BREEAM ‘Excellent’ by incorporating a wide range of measures into the design, with a low energy solution being paramount. Our approach is to work closely with with the client to review options and incorporate measures that provide benefit to the occupiers and client. Embracing sustainability provides an opportunity to combine good daylighting and a healthy, controllable internal environment, within landscaping that enhances the building while providing benefit to the natural environment. All these aspects improve the quality of space for potential tenants while reducing long term operational costs and maintenance burdens. Our approach to low energy design sets out a number of potential options for review, addressing the hierarchical approach of ‘Be Lean, Be Clean and Be Green’. These options will be assessed against lifecycle cost analysis to understand the long-term benefit of using low energy solutions. Low running costs are likely to be attractive to future tenants with the likely impact of escalating fuel costs in the future.

Once upon a time, sustainability was easy to dismiss as too costly to a business case. Now, with challenging legislative changes that will continue to drive the requirement for sustainable development, and growing political and social will, developers are responding to the demand for greener and more efficient buildings. In a recent survey, 61% of developers, looking forward, ranked sustainability as ‘very influential’, and the issue was ranked second only to funding as a core priority over the coming decade. While government legislation continues to evolve, societal expectations and the rise of corporate social responsibility also continue to support a green agenda. Larger companies are under increasing pressure to demonstrate a commitment to sustainability. When asked about key influencers in the decision to occupy their current workplace, only 12% had ranked environmental

performance as very influential - however, this figure rose to 40% when considering a future move to a new workplace. As a result, while debate continues about statistical evidence as to whether ‘green’ buildings demand a higher premium, it is clear that for owners and tenants, a green and responsible building is increasingly becoming a corporate requirement. At ADP, we believe passionately that sustainable design produces better buildings: for developers, for people and for the planet. While current targets often concentrate on carbon reduction, we believe the best approach is holistic and should consider the whole lifecycle of a building. We seek practical, measureable ways to make our buildings leaner and more energy efficient - a key consideration for the future as limited resources and the economy increasingly impact upon businesses. © architects design partnership llp


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THIS PAGE/OPPOSITE: The East Building Designed with sustainability at the forefront of the brief, and a desire to maximise energy efficiency, the £9m East Building integrates exposed services, thermal mass, waterless urinals and photovoltaics. The building achieved a BREEAM ‘Excellent’ and an EPC ‘B’ rating. The TermoDeck system uses the precast concrete hollow core structural floor of the building as air ducts to pre-heat or pre-cool the large volume of fresh air circulating within the building. Meanwhile, the exposed solid precast concrete frame and soffits also contribute to the overall energy efficiency of the building, complemented by over 110 photovoltaic panels installed on the roof. The use of timber on several elements of the façade, as well as clever use of existing site levels and landscaping, softens the visual impact of the building as the site is located within the boundaries of an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. As a result of its sensitive location, the local planning department was consulted early in the design process to ensure all relevant consultation was undertaken on time. The unanimous approval of the Planning Committee, with strong support from the Council in a very sensitive area for new developments, was testament to the on-going consultations that took place with the local community. The commitment to sustainability also meant that whole lifecycle costing and future flexibility were key to the brief for the building, and as a result, the East Building accommodates two decks of highly agile office space. These are organised around an atrium containing vertical and horizontal circulation, providing a light and airy heart to the East Building and a flood of natural light. Natural light is also provided via horizontal bands of windows on the long (east and west) façades, giving ample natural light for those working within. © architects design partnership llp


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THIS PAGE/OPPOSITE: Apex Plaza ADP designed this £2m refit for the Prudential, including the refurbishment of the seven storey high glass atrium. The scheme involved the installation of timber-decked teardrop-shaped seating areas, edge-lit glass tables, a revolving stainless steel art form over a reflecting pool, and a new café bar. The result, is a lighter, more usable environment which gives a sense of enclosure, despite the size and scale of the atrium space, and helped the landlord maintain full occupancy of the building. The scheme took 8 months to complete, with minimal disruption

At ADP, we believe existing stock is as important as new build but over time, such buildings can become tired and can cease to provide attractive environments in which to work, rest and play. They can become outdated and obsolete in other ways, too, failing to meet the practical requirements of new ways of working that have evolved since the building was completed. Perhaps of even more concern is the rising impact of increasing amounts of environmental legislation, which threatens to make many existing buildings obsolete. This can make them a risky investment; a fact not helped by the difficult economic climate.

advantages. In many instances, it may emerge as the preferred option, and it is often an area in which our ingenuity as architects is at its most valuable.

Consequently, while the lean times continue and legislative commitments to sustainability increase, the value of creative, robust refurbishment continues to grow. At ADP, whatever the state of the economy, we believe refurbishment has many

Whatever the form of refurbishment, it requires careful analysis of current uses and needs, and the ability to creatively reinterpret existing spaces to meet those needs both in the present, and in the future.

As well as being inherently more sustainable, refurbishment is cost and time effective. In logistical terms, refurbishment projects can often be more easily phased to ensure that works are less disruptive. Furthermore, creative and innovative refurbishment can increase the value of existing building stock, and can preserve historic buildings whilst keeping them in active use.

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23 THIS PAGE/OPPOSITE: Tower 42 At Tower 42, ADP have carried out the transformation of a tired, outdated three storey atrium entrance, rejuvenating the City of London’s iconic landmark building. ADP updated all aspects of the entrance, including the introduction of a dramatic LED lighting scheme to all elevations. Fibre glass rafts are hung within the triple-height space, mirroring the escalators and drawing the visitors’ eyes upward to the two mezzanine levels and towards the main reception desk. The scheme involved the reorganisation of the entry sequence for staff and visitors. This included new entry doors, an upgraded security area, and new concierge and reception desks. Replacement flooring was installed throughout, along with bespoke lighting, signage towers, internet stations, display areas, and informal break-out spaces. The construction was particularly complex due to the requirement to continually maintain the usual levels of reception and security arrangements, as well as retain continual access throughout the space for staff and visitors.


THIS PAGE/OPPOSITE: Spanish City ADP has been appointed as the lead architect for the long-awaited £23m regeneration of the Spanish City in Whitley Bay, North Tyneside. The iconic Grade II listed dome remains an integral part of the town’s history, despite falling into disrepair, and the ambitious plans will give the site and the town a new lease of life. While ADP’s mixed-use scheme is respectful of the Spanish City’s heritage, the project successfully marries old and new to deliver a reinvigorated public facility able to meet the contemporary needs of Whitley’s residents, and provide flexibility for the future. A number of owner-occupiers have expressed considerable interest in the scheme: with North Tyneside YMCA on board, the proposed project could create a new chapter for YMCA family centres, with a mixture of activity zones complemented by flexible performance, recording and exhibition spaces. These will be enhanced with a wide range of support facilities, including cafés and a health and wellbeing centre. The proposals also include a new independent 4* boutique hotel that will wrap around the blank elevations of the Empress Ballroom, with all the bedrooms arranged along a single side. This enables every visitor to experience the stunning coastal views, whilst disguising the unsightly exterior of the ballroom itself. An assisted living centre outlined in the proposals will have 60 bedrooms, dining and rest areas, with combined public access to a gymnasium, cinema, activity spaces and library. The design concept, shown on the far right, is based on the concept of spreading ripples around central points of activity. The regeneration begins and grows from the dome itself - indicated by the darkest stone. © architects design partnership llp


UNLOCKING POTENTIAL Mixed-Use Urban Regeneration Creative refurbishment on the grandest scale, perhaps the most satisfying schemes for developers and architects alike are opportunities to regenerate existing disused or run-down sites, bringing a new sense of place to forgotten parts of towns and cities. Using brownfield land is the greenest way to provide new facilities and to stimulate commercial potential for existing communities - or indeed, to create wholly new communities. The key to regeneration is mixed-use: finding a balance of commercial, residential, retail, and community uses that provides a sustainable rejuvenation. Successful regeneration takes experience, and skill. At ADP, we have award-winning expertise and understanding of the complex planning and design issues in such projects, and the vision to engage in a potentially ‘long haul’ process. At the macro level, we use our awareness and experience of a wide variety of consultation techniques to assimilate the conflicting demands of stakeholder groups, including the client, planners, infrastructure, heritage authorities, environmentalists, and local community groups. We begin our regeneration projects by combining our architectural skills and specialist experience - for example, utilising our inhouse heritage, landscape and environmental teams as required. We then instigate a rigorous analytical process that allows us to assess a particular site. From this, we develop an informed understanding that allows us to create a strategic and practical approach, unique to a specific location and context. Part of this process is to consider the long-term management of mixed-use spaces, and how existing redundant stock can be best reinterpreted for contemporary and future use. Our creativity and flair allows us to see potential in even the least promising of opportunities, and the end result is a vibrant scheme with a sustainable future. At Portland in Dorset, for example, ADP has transformed a derelict naval base, HMS Osprey, into Ocean Views: luxurious coastal apartments with views of Dorset’s protected Jurassic Coast. This project is complemented by ADP’s Portland Marina, providing 560 fully serviced berths and premier shoreside facilities (including a bar and restaurant, a marine retail terrace and commercial units). The marina will also be used for the sailing events at the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. © architects design partnership llp


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SitePlan Plan:: Oxford Site Oxford Castle Castle Heritage Heritage Project Project

THIS PAGE: Oxford Castle Heritage Project ADP’s award-winning £23m Oxford Castle Heritage Project brings together exemplary conservation architecture and urban regeneration to deliver a scheme with a unique, revitalised identity that attracts visitors and businesses alike to a formerly neglected area of Oxford city centre. This highly successful scheme has won 14 awards to date, including RIBA, Civic Trust and MIPIM recognition. Layers of history unfold on the site, located in the heart of Oxford city centre. All historically and architecturally significant buildings have been retained and carefully restored. The main block has been converted from its original function as a prison to a hotel: a sympathetic use that draws custom to the new facilities that surround it, including bars, restaurants, cafés, a gallery and visitors’ centre. A key element has been the creation of new external spaces. In this case, not the collegiate quadrangles for which Oxford is famous. Instead, these new spaces are urban, dynamic and more Continental - encouraging people to come into the site, creating outdoor opportunities to sit, eat and relax. The history of the site, as a former prison, seat of government and royal castle, resulted in a thousand years of privacy. Reversing this introversion, and forming connections to the surrounding city, has not only unlocked the potential of the formerly forgotten castle and prison but contributed greatly to the regeneration of a whole quarter of the city, adding commercial and cultural value to Oxford life. © architects design partnership llp


THIS PAGE: 55-57 Westgate Road ADP undertook the external repair and conservation works of 55-57 Westgate Road, a prominent Grade II* listed building located within the parameters of the original city walls in the heart of historic Newcastle. The building, having been empty for over 20 years, was in desperate need of repair, and its restoration has successfully removed the building from English Heritage’s ‘Buildings at Risk’ register. ADP applied for, and successfully achieved, grant aid from English Heritage to commence conservation works in line with future use. The proposals included the ground floor being used for retail, the first floor as a tea room and library archive, with the second and third floor being split into two maisonettes. All works were carried out in close consultation with English Heritage. Externally, sensitive conservation and repair works were undertaken to restore the building to its former glory. These extensive works comprised the complete reroofing of the building, and all necessary repairs to roof timbers, reinstating the Jacobean dormer window to the front elevation, and extensive window repairs and refurbishment. Additionally, the redundant Edwardian shop front was removed and replaced with Ashlar stonework and sash windows, to match those within the existing fabric of the building. © architects design partnership llp



ABOVE: Burlington Arcade This project was well-researched, and involved the restoration of a famous London landmark - Burlington Arcade, in the heart of London’s Mayfair. The Arcade is the oldest, longest and arguably most beautiful covered shopping street in the UK, stylishly uniting Picadilly and Bond Street since 1819. ADP’s comprehensive refurbishment and restoration programme included the careful integration of new lighting and security systems, slate flooring and new shopfronts. These were carried out according to guidelines issued by ADP, and agreed with English Heritage. The existing shops had to remain in occupation throughout the refurbishment. The Arcade was completely redecorated to a colour scheme negotiated with English Heritage, and based on investigation of the layers of existing paint applied over the life of the Arcade.

Historic and Challenging Sites The planning environment in the UK is one of the most regulated and tightly controlled in the world. Unlocking development potential on tight, urban and challenging sites, or those with a historic context, requires skill, insight and experience. Our design philosophy highlights the importance of context in our approach, rather than the advocacy of a preconceived practice or ‘house’ style. This approach prescribes a disciplined design process based on research and analysis where the final design is developed from a thorough understanding of all aspects of the project context. This process is of particular relevance to designing in a historic context or on challenging, sensitive sites where the relationship of a new building or refurbishment scheme to its surroundings is of heightened importance.

For example, we carried out a full restoration and alteration to a Georgian town house, overlooking London’s well-known Berkeley Square. This fast-track refurbishment project was procured using a guaranteed maximum price contract, with the contractor starting work on site almost as soon as our developer client had purchased the property. The refurbishment increased net office areas, restored original fenestration, repaired the building fabric, renewed services and the building (Grade II listed) was redecorated throughout. Basing a design on a thorough understanding of the context does not imply that the new building needs to slavishly replicate a particular style or form. The important factor is to understand

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the underlying spatial principles and elements that make up the particular character and significance of an area. This knowledge can then be used to develop a strong and appropriate concept for the design of the new building, based on underlying principles that can support a range of styles of expression. In many instances, this approach has enabled ADP to justify development that exceeds initial preconceived limits. Three elements are key to our successful approach when designing in a historic or challenging environment:






R Thorough research ensures we have gathered as much information as possible and that our design is based on a solid foundation of knowledge. Analysis builds upon this information, establishing a thorough understanding of the different elements and the way they combine to create the particular character of an area. The third element of our approach is to build strong relationships with key decision makers and interest groups.

THIS PAGE/OPPOSITE: Photographers’ Gallery The largest public gallery in London dedicated to photography, this 20th Century building is tucked away in vibrant Soho. ADP has been responsible for the detailed design and delivery of an original concept by Irish architects O’Donnell and Tuomey. The first step to refreshing and upgrading the building, as part of a £2m refurbishment scheme, has been taking off the top mansard floor and replacing it with two new storeys. The layout has been reconfigured, and when complete, the gallery will boast one floor of flexible, high quality office space and three floors of contemporary galleries. An additional education floor will have a large curved moveable wall enabling flexible reconfiguration. The café will be moved from the first floor to the ground floor to attract more customers, and the bookshop will have the generous space of the basement. Works also include the addition of a new lift, fire escape stairs and toilets. © architects design partnership llp

THIS 32 PAGE: Administrative Headquarters (design concept) This concept design draws its inspiration from the growth of information processing and communication technology throughout the past century, and marries strong iconic architecture with careful consideration of the workplace environment within, including future flexibility. The building combines a perforated envelope, behind which a steel frame refracts the surface as it arcs around the form. Core to our philosophy, the design is also strongly contextual, responding to the mature trees on site and establishing a new, formal geometry that expresses confidence befitting a building of its type.


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ADP Workplace 2011  

An overview of ADP's work and approach to workplace and commercial environments.