Information System Services
The completed scheme provides Lancaster University with a building to house the Information System Services department which is responsible for the University IT infrastructure and also has a commercial outreach function to the Lancashire community at large.
At its core, the building contains environmentally controlled server suites surrounded by support offices where natural light and ventilation is maximized through the use of a light shaft which surrounds the main computer block. The design provides a naturally ventilated but acoustically controlled environment with tremendous views across the surrounding countryside. This has benefitted the client by providing co-working space and a highly energy efficient building, whilst giving the staff an enhanced working environment that has shortened communication routes and improved morale through the provision of a high amount of daylight within the space.
“A great working environment for my team […] airy and quiet […] my team have moved from single occupancy offices to open plan areas […] they have quickly embraced, adopted, and adapted to the space, discovering its many advantages over their previous accommodation.” Andrew Meikle, Head of Corporate Information Services at ISS.
British Council for Offices