Polar Innovation Campus
Eynsham, West Oxfordshire
Client: Polar Technology Innovation Campus
Contract: JCT Design & Build
Role: Lead Designer, Architect RIBA Workstages 0 – 7
Studio Spicer Architects was approached to masterplan and design the expansion of this existing site, to develop five new buildings, to include group headquarters and engineering offices, together with research and development and production facilities.
The site is set in a rural landscape, on the edge of a Conservation Area. Proposals were dynamic and innovative, in terms of materials and service distribution, resulting in a development of distinct architectural language and interpretation.
The site expansion will provide over 360,000 sq ft of new accommodation, employment for 500 staff and engineering solutions facilities for Formula 1, the Ministry of Defence and the aerospace and medical industries. The facility is a centre for producing highly complex carbon fibre and metal composite products, at the forefront of engineering advancement.
The development was granted planning permission in 2017, the first phase of development due to commence on site later in the year.