UKHO steps towards new Taunton office design
The UK Hydrographic Office is the UK’s agency that provides hydrographic data to mariners and maritime organisations around the globe. The government agency is responsible for supporting the Royal Navy and the commercial shipping industry, ensuring Safety of Lives at Sea (SOLAS), protecting the marine environment, and encouraging the efficiency of global trade.
The architects appointed to the important governmental office refurbishment are the award-winning AHR design practice, who have been given a Design Services contract, and the accomplished MACE Group, who were awarded a Cost Consultancy and Contract Administrator appointment.
BAM Construction has been selected as Main Contractor for the new and improved UKHO office, known for their work at the University of the West of England in Bristol, and also the Cornwall Council Offices in Bodmin.
John Humphrey, Chief Executive of UKHO, commented, “The redevelopment of UKHO’s Admiralty Way site will see the construction of a new environmentally friendly office to create a modern, collaborative working environment. As well as bringing cost efficiency, the new building will deliver up-to-date technology and working conditions to enable UKHO to sustain a long-term future as a data-centric organisation.”
The UK Hydrographic Office plans to stay put in their current buildings until the move to the redeveloped, eco-friendly site in 2019. The existing buildings are then to be demolished, while the land at the front of the site will be sold for redevelopment.
We are thoroughly looking forward to the exciting new Taunton office design to come!