24th May 2023
PROJECT SPOTLIGHT: THE TECHNOLOGY PARTNERSHIP (TTP) CAMPUS
The Technology Partnership (TTP) has operated from Melbourn Science Park for thirty years, but a new facility was needed to bring people together for collaboration as the business has grown. The new buildings would incorporate state-of-the-art labs, offices and manufacturing spaces, but key to the design were a variety of indoor and outdoor workspaces to stimulate TTP’s people to think differently.
About the project
The development featured three separate, differently shaped buildings – The Hive, Tech Barn and The Exchange – that presented design challenges such as curved walls and an open plan layout requiring acoustic enclosures. Features such as an exposed roof slab, concrete columns and a raised-access floor system to house mechanical ductwork required special design elements to soften the concrete surfaces.
MIDDAS worked closely with interior fit-out specialist Gridlocked, alongside SDC & Sheppard Robson, to design, manufacture and supply bespoke, acoustic wall linings and enclosures for the Hive building. The team also designed curved roof copings and bespoke support channels for the Exchange building. The perforated panels were lined with black fabric to support acoustic performance, and powder coated in special colours for improved aesthetics.
The TTP Campus
The new TTP campus has been designed with a clear vision for collaboration, creativity, and innovation – to create a space that supports staff and clients as they develop and deliver the very best technology solutions.
The site is made up of three central buildings – The Hive, The Tech Barn and the Exchange. At the heart of TTP Campus is The Hive, a single-story building with an open-plan layout for lab work benches and desk-working areas. The Tech Barn is a two-story hub specially designed for large-scale projects, with a laser lab suite, an advanced manufacturing area and advanced bio labs, along with a general project space. The Exchange is an event, dining and social space designed for staff and clients to dine and relax while remaining connected to the external landscape, with wildlife meadows, ponds and a fitness trail surrounding the building.