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Steris, Watermead

Leicester, UK

Client Albert Browne Ltd (Leicester)

Form of Contract Design & Build

Size 5894.9m2

Value £7.7 million

Year of Completion 2018

Awards ProCon Leicestershire 2018 Finalist


New build warehouse, factory and office building on a vacant 4.5-acre plot at the
Watermead Business Park, Syston, near Leicester

The purpose-built facility, for Albert Browne Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary
of US-based STERIS Corporation, will showcase the company’s product
quality and high level of quality assurance in its production methods, as well
as merging staff and processes from two sites whilst allowing space for any
potential future expansion

The facility responds to the existing buildings by using a contemporary
form with large areas of glazing and a simple neutral colour palette.

Three interlocking forms with asymmetric curved roofs contain the main production
and storage building whilst a lower block contains the office and R&D
functions. A change in colour on each block helps to break down the overall
mass, forming an animated ‘gateway’ into the city and responding to glimpsed
views from the A607. The entrances are emphasised by a two storey blue
framed glazed structure containing reception and meeting rooms.

Albert Browne Ltd is the world leader in decontamination and sterilization
monitoring systems all of which are designed and manufactured in and
distributed from Leicester.


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