Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) Facility

The site is an SSSI in the Cotswolds; any scheme here is subject to tight Planning restrictions.

Ridge were appointed to provide a heavily serviced building, to accommodate a new Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) facility. Ridge designed the facility to be built underground and engineered a landscape scheme to minimise the impact on the environment. The subterranean building is a very simple structure and makes use of a matiére pre-cast arch structure, used for tunnels and bridges. The Ridge structural team was closely involved in the initial concept design. Ridge worked with the manufacturer and successfully adapted the structure to provide the main envelope for the building. The project received the Concrete Society Award for Innovation.

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£5.5 million

Project value

Innovation

Award

1195m²

Area