The Velocity project comprises the construction of two five-storey office buildings that provide around 105,000 sq. ft. of net lettable area (NLA).
The project is on the Brooklands estate in Weybridge, which was previously the home of the famous Brooklands race track. The estate is owned by German car manufacturer Dalmer Chrysler and incorporates Mercedes-Benz World and the Brooklands Museum in addition to a number of new developments. Hence the chosen name for the development "Velocity".
BWB's first involvement with this project was to undertake the Environmental study of this high profile site. BWB SBS were contacted by EIC Ltd to undertake the mechanical design for this iconic office development.
Sustainable features include rainwater harvesting tanks that will be used for washroom facilities and external watering, as well as the incorporation of photovoltaic panels across the roof.
The building is thermally efficient and lighting systems includes automatic dimming linked to daylight sensors, Passive Infrared Sensor lighting controls (PIR) and LED lighting in key areas. Electric car charging points are also being provided in the car park along with substantial bike storage to promote green travel.