Project: New headquarters building for Thorlabs
Location: Lancaster Way Business Park Ely.
Comprising: 100,000 sq.ft. warehousing / offices / cleanroom production space.
Cost: c. £10M
Contractor: MJS Projects
Completion: August 2020
DMA Architects have been engaged in a 4 year programme to deliver a new 100,000 sq.ft. manufacturing hub and UK headquarters for American specialist instrument makers, Thorlabs Ltd. In common with other hi-tech companies, the brief demanded a hybrid building capable of delivering flexible production space but supported by substantial office, laboratory and R&D facilities. The building also provides both a functional and attractive working environment for its 500 employees and accommodate complex and changing production processes. The project is on target to achieve BREEAM Very Good.
DMA have been assisted on the project by Bedwells M&E Engineers, Peter Brett Structural Engineers, Turner & Townsend Quantity Surveyors and Interior Motives.