A planning application has been developed by WK Architects for the redevelopment of 32 White House Road – a brownfield site in Ipswich. The existing building would be demolished and a new warehouse and office facility created for Azpects Limited – a local company who develop and manufacture products for the creation and maintenance of hard landscaped areas. The building would unite all of Azpects’s staff on a single site with a fit for purpose warehouse, distribution, quality assurance area and associated office facilities. The proposal will allow this local business to continue its growth within a building fit for the demands of the 21st century.
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Project: Proposed Office and Warehouse Facility, 32 White House Road, Ipswich, IP1 5LT
The proposed warehouse and office facility is a modern development that aims to enhance the site’s appeal while adhering to sustainable design standards. The building design avoids the standard “box” shape by incorporating translucent polycarbonate panels into a clerestory that allows natural daylighting into the warehouse, thereby reducing energy usage. Additionally, the front facade of the building is adorned with colorful brise-soleil, adding a touch of elegance while reducing overheating in the office areas.
To increase ecological value, a new hedgerow and tree planting are planned along the street edge, enhancing the green verge. A green sedum flat roof is also planned to provide additional habitat for wildlife while mitigating water runoff. Photovoltaic (solar) panels on the southerly facing pitched roof will provide a significant reduction in the electricity requirements. Parking on site is increased and will easily serve the number of staff Azpects employ to help prevent any increase in pressure on on-street parking.
Please read the Design and Access Statement using this link, and see a selection of drawings below.
We welcome and value your comments on the proposal and hope you could email your feedback to firstname.lastname@example.org with 5745 – Proposed Office & Warehouse, 32 White House Road, Ipswich as the subject.