projectOrdnance Survey Headquarters

locationSouthampton, UK


We were appointed as the client’s technical advisors to oversee the installation, testing and handover of the MEP services on the new 14,000m² headquarters building for the mapping agency, Ordnance Survey.

The new development, named 'Explorer House', was officially opened by HRH the Duke of Edinburgh and comprises a business centre, atrium, open plan offices arranged over three stories to accommodate 1,000 employees and a 400m² data centre.

The design of the building was heavily influenced by client’s desire to create a sustainable development which maximises natural resources and minimises CO² emissions. The building design employs passive techniques including the optimum building orientation and massing to control thermal overheating and maximise energy efficiency.

The scheme includes ground source heat pumps and a state-of-the-art building management system which optimises energy use and thermal capture.

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