ESA have completed the new office in Newbury for Stryker UK, the global leader in medical technology providing specialist orthopaedic and surgical equipment to healthcare professionals across the world.
ESA was appointed in 2008 to develop design proposals and gain planning consent. Ultimately they were appointed as architects, interior designers and landscape architects to the project.
The new 10,000 square metres facility rises to three storeys and is organised around two internal atria that focus the public facilities of reception, exhibition space and the new 100-cover first floor restaurant for staff and visitors. All the logistics facilities – medical equipment centre, sterilising plants and technical workshops – are at ground floor for ease of access and movement, with a mixture of cellular and open-plan offices, meeting rooms, conference rooms, restaurant and a gym on the upper floors. The main approach elevation is expressed as a transparent ‘showcase’ screen, unifying the space and functions behind whilst allowing visual access into the building and expressing Stryker’s corporate intentions.