A control building was designed and constructed to serve as the main control depot for the Fred Olsen Renewables operations team, responsible for maintaining wind turbines on the Crystal Rig II site (see separate case study).
The building was brought to life by Jones Bros’ site project management team, utilising the services of a local architect and skilled local builders.
The building was tailor made to the client’s requirements, and included housing offices, meeting rooms, kitchen and shower areas, as well as a storage shed with ample space to store components.
One of the overriding client requirements was for the building to be as energy efficient as possible, and also sympathetic to the surrounding environment. Therefore during the design stage, the specification included a timber frame building, lamb’s wool insulation, triple glazed windows, and solar panels coupled with under floor heating.
The outside was finished with natural local stone and areas of treated ship lapped timber.
The building was completed in November 2009, and marked a key milestone in the Crystal Rig project.