The former Thales site in the Gatwick Diamond area of Crawley has been transformed into a £19million office development.
The offices, which have been let by South East Coast Ambulance Service, feature Metal Technology’s System 17 capped high-rise curtain walling in conjunction with System 5-20D Hi+ thermal doors.
SEC Ambulance Chief Executive Daren Mochrie said: “We’re delighted staff are now working in the new HQ and EOC. The building provides the Trust with modern, fit-for-purpose premises.”
System 17 offers a diverse range of profiles engineered to provide not only impressive ascetics but full structural integrity with high levels of weather performance and thermal enhancement, delivering design flexibility to any application. System 5-20D Hi+ doors are designed to integrate perfectly into the façade design and feature bespoke polyamide thermal break technology for superior thermal performance while maintaining high levels of weather performance and security enhancement.
Designed by HGP Architects Ltd and built by Willmott Dixon, Metal Technology’s glazing systems were fabricated and installed by approved fabricator Dudley’s Aluminium. Client, Surrey County Council, has heralded the project as an exemplar for developing revenue streams from brownfield development.
The project was awarded ‘Best Large Commercial Project’ at the South East LABC Building Excellence Awards 2017.