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Wainwright – Phase 2 to 4

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Wainwright – Phase 2 to 4

Location: Stoke St Michael, Somerset, UK

Completed: 2016

Contract Value: £520,000

Contractor: Melhuish & Saunders Ltd

Consultants: Andrew Lewis Consulting & Oculus Building Consultancy, Bath


MKA were approached by John Wainwright & Co Ltd, Moons Hill Quarry in 2012 and asked to extend their existing head office, whilst at the same time providing a new confident and forward-thinking image for their business.

Wainwright’s existing office suffered from a lack of identity, space and parking along with protracted circulation routes and overheating during the Summer (resulting in poor occupancy thermal comfort). MKA’s response was to extend the existing building (Phase 1), and then addressing each of the other issues by moving the main entrance and creating a new modern identity through the use of simple climate responsive design principles and a small palette of sustainable materials; predominately Galvanised Steel and FSC Certified Timber.

The redevelopment was successfully carried out in 4 Phases to ensure that Wainwright’s existing office was kept in use at all times.

John Wainwright & Co Ltd advised us that they are ‘delighted with the outcome and the finished product exceeds any of their initial expectations’.