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284 Business Affiliate UKSPA Directory 2017 Geddes Architects Geddes Architects is renowned for building sustainable facilities that encourage creativity Locati on Studio 3.06, Canterbury Court Kennington Park 1-3 Brixton Road London SW9 6DE Contact detai l s Clark Geddes T: 020 7261 0277 E: Michael Santarsieri T: 020 7261 0277 E: michael.santarsieri@ Geddes Architects is a privately-owned RIBA‑chartered architectural company involved in the masterplanning and build out of Technology and Science Parks. We have offices in London and Prague and have completed projects in the UK, Europe and the UAE. Science and Technology Business parks, offices and industrial spaces have been part of our company portfolio for many years. We are now significantly involved in the design and implementation of Technology and Science Parks. Whether located in urban environments or in the countryside, they are the modern workplace. The challenge is to create a sustainable sense of place, to ensure they can fulfil their potential and attract further investment and new business partners. A constant appraisal to replace and update these facilities is essential if they are to compete in this rapidly changing sector. We have been particularly involved in the masterplanning and build-out of the 240ha MIRA Technology Park outside Nuneaton. This specialist vehicle research and development facility is being transformed to ensure it retains its position as a world-class research and testing facility. It is now part of the Horiba group, and significant investment in testing facilities and new buildings is being undertaken. We are fortunate to be retained as the architects for this latest phase of an illustrious track record. As well as major improvements to the surrounding and internal infrastructure, six new buildings ranging from 1,500m ² to 5,000m ² incorporating offices, workshops, and laboratories have been completed over the last five years, and more are about to start on site. This includes the MIRA Technology Institute, a 5,500m ² teaching facility in the heart of the technology park to ensure education and the pursuit of excellence go hand in hand. Se c tor s Se r vi ce s Science & Technology Innovation/R&D Corporate & Commercial VIABLE AND SUSTAINABLE As well as our involvement in Technology Parks we are also working on mixed use, residential, and retail developments in the UK and across Europe. We aim to create commercially viable, sustainable architecture, with a sense of place, that encourages creative thinking, in facilities that are enjoyable to live and work in. ■ Architecture Interior Design Masterplanning