BAE Systems, Luton
This purpose-built research and development facility provides BAE with a two-storey laboratory and testing facility to accommodate specialised R&D and testing equipment, and a separate four-storey atrium office building to accommodate 1,000 engineering and support staff. At the heart of the working environment is a four-storey atrium which contains all the main circulation and communal facilities. All high tech facilities are benchmarked, ensuring that the same working environment model and amenities are provided for staff across the entire company. The building also incorporates bespoke design features including a two-storey meeting pod, suspended within the atrium.