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Archive Centre, Waddesdon Estate,
Buckinghamshire

Creation of new Archive and Study Centre for the Rothschild Family Archive and an Accommodation Centre.

The scheme provides passively controlled archive storage facilities, archivist accommodation and a uniquely designed reading room, offices and extensive landscaping. The reading room has an Oak Grid Shell structure and significant areas of full height structural glazing.

Strong emphasis is placed on the use of renewable sources of energy including geothermal and solar power.

The project was undertaken as a management contract, with packages of work tendered via the management contract as the work progressed; a robust cost plan was established at the outset against which tendered packages were monitored.

Contract value:
Withheld

RIBA South/South East winner for 2011.

 
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