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: May 2020
DMA Architects are currently 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 demands a hybrid building capable of delivering flexible production space but supported by substantial office, laboratory and R&D facilities. It also has to provide both a functional and attractive working environment for its 500 employees and accommodate complex and changing production processes.
DMA are assisted on the project by Bedwells M&E Engineers, Peter Brett Structural Engineers, Turner & Townsend Quantity Surveyors and Interior Motives.