Projects

Nalco Champion

SPACE were tasked with identifying a sustainable and environmentally sensitive solution, reducing energy consumption, and finding efficiencies without compromising the functionality of the building

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  • Client: Nalco Champion
  • Year: 2017
  • Type: Energy
  • Scope: Architecture, Interior Architecture, Space Planning, Interior Design
Overview 

Nalco Champion specialise in dedicated chemical solutions, and research is an essential element of their process.

SPACE worked with Nalco Champion to assess their existing facilities and practices.  Nalco had identified the need  for a new centre of excellence and SPACE worked closely with the client to prepare a project brief for the new facility.​ 

Approach

Following a competitive tender process, SPACE received a full appointment as project architects. A central element of the design process was to identify a sustainable and environmentally sensitive solution, reducing energy consumption and finding efficiencies without compromising the functionality of the building. 

The building is designed with research at the heart.  The laboratories are within a glazed atrium around which the remainder of the building is arranged, comprising of offices and other accommodation.

The target BREEAM rating was set as ‘Good’ – the building achieved a verified rating of ‘Excellent’ (one of the first buildings in Aberdeen to do so), and the project was successfully delivered within the client’s budget.