Construction of the £25M onshore base of operations and maintenance for the East Anglia One Windfarm for ScottishPower Renewables is underway.
LSI Architects has worked in collaboration with Arup to design the new base, located in the port of Lowestoft.
The East Anglia One Windfarm operations base scheme is intended to sit within the existing maritime/ industrial landscape of the port of Lowestoft, whilst contributing positively to the setting and providing an efficient technical working environment. The design provides for a technically suitable building for the complex needs of the operation and maintenance phases of the client’s work. Our understanding of the technical requirements of the site has helped to inform the design, for example through the use of robust contextual materials to withstand the harsh coastal environment and a split ground floor level to manage flood risk.
The design is segregated into office, technical and warehousing spaces and the management of people through these areas are key to the security and efficient operation of the building. Externally the building presents a simple form, mirroring the silhouette of the surrounding warehouse buildings whilst setting itself apart with a clean glazed gable and ground floor, providing an attractive presence to the public façades of the building and allowing views through this corner and out across the harbour. The buildings are intended to house the teams responsible for the management and maintenance of the offshore East Anglia One windfarm turbines.