Commercial, Listed

Swindon Carriage Works

Forward Swindon
Metropolitan Workshop
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Metropolitan Workshop
AJ Architecture Awards 2018 Shortlist

Swindon Carriage Works is a Grade II listed building comprised of industrial shed units, originally built by Great Western Railway in the mid-late 19th Century, and forming part of Brunel’s Great Western Works. P3R Engineers worked on their part transformation into high end, flexible office space designed by architects Metropolitan Workshop. We developed cost-effective designs for heating, ventilation, air conditioning, power, lighting and security. Environmental design was carefully balanced between improved efficiency and sympathetic installation, minimizing the impact on the building’s historic elements. We designed hybrid (assisted natural ventilation) units in the roof, developed to be of the same appearance as the original roof cowls. Variable Refrigerant Flow (VRF) heat pump air conditioning was the low carbon solution to providing environmental control to this historic building.