New Headquarters for NSF International
Planning permissions has been granted for this distinctive 2000sqm headquarters building for NSF International in Long Hanborough, Oxfordshire.
NSF services the UK food sector to ensure products and premises are compliant, safe and quality assured, to meet the demands of regulators, customers and consumers. The client’s brief was to provide a new purpose-built office building for the purposes of management, administration and training. The new building needed to be sensitive to local context, embody the environmental focus of the company and express NSF’s core values of integrity and transparency.
The height of the proposed building is predominantly two storey, with a further stepped-back third floor to reduce visual impact. The building façade is created from brick and precast stone reflecting the quarrying past of the site. The monumental nature of the façade expresses the importance of the building as NSF’s European Headquarters, creates thermal mass to increase environmental performance and reduces visual impact in the context of the predominantly brick and stone surrounding buildings.
Oxford Architects LLP - Architects and Lead Designer
Project Management - CIPS Ltd
M&E - CBG Consultants
Structural and Civil Engineering - HRW
Planning Consultants - JPPC