RPS Architects unveil design for call center
The Vodafone office project involves relocating various company office in and around Stoke into one single ‘superoffice’ to be based at Etruria Valley near the centre of Stoke on Trent .
It has been conceived by RPS Architects in Birmingham as a building to house two large open plan double height workspaces for a total of 850 people along with ancillary training and meeting accommodation. It will incorporate full backup facilities for staff including a 300 person Cafeteria.
Its as long as a T42 Naval Destroyer and a landmark building for Etruria and is part of the next generation of workspace design from RPS Architects.
The building features the latest locally controllable displacement air vent technology , state of the art daylight controlled lighting and will also incorporate various sustainable design initiatives including rainwater recycling and a Quiet Revolution axial wind turbine strategically placed at the head elevation of the scheme.
As with recent previous projects this building has been concepted using 3 dimensional modelling software from day one which enabled Vodafone to fully understand how their complicated brief translated into the finished design and saved several months of design debate when purely using 2D techniques.
The building is approx is approximately 94,500 square feet in size and is formed by a wing shaped roof spanning 45m in a single sweep and it is 140m long with carparking provided for 420 people.
The project is due on site early next year and is due for completion and occupation by March 2009.