ERMC were hired by the Isle of Wight Council as Lead Consultant to refurbish Building 41 to BREEAM ‘very good’ standard. Building 41 is a vacant office unit located on the BAE Campus in Cowes, Isle of Wight. The building is believed to have been constructed in the 1970's. Though structurally sound, the building needed updating and modernising.
The renovation will make Building 41 safe and accessible. The design will offer flexible office accommodation which can be used by growing start-up companies and as a flexible co-working space, it is therefore a multi tenanted space requiring shared areas and privately rented office areas. The fit out will allow for flexibility on the first floor to adapt to demand led office space requirements and alternative uses. The ground floor will be delivered as a co-working space. Achieving BREEAM ‘very good’ is a requirement of funding for the project and therefore needs to be recognised and integrated into the project from the outset.
Biophilic interior design has been included in the renovation, which will bring the intentional inclusion of green and growing, light, water and natural materials into the space. These design aspects are proven to positively affect mood, concentration, productivity, and memory.