Rushden Lakes Business ParkBusiness
project description Business park
location England, United Kingdom
status Full planning approval
client Laing O’Rourke Developments
The site is located to the north-west of the Northamptonshire town of Rushden between the A45 road and the River Nene and includes an area designated as a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI). The project included the master planning of a mixed use business park and the architectural design of the various buildings.The buildings included office buildings of varying sizes, an hotel located on the south-east corner of the west lake, food-and-beverage retail units facing north onto a boardwalk aligned east to west along the southern end of the west lake linking the retail units with the hotel and, a marina with clubhouse for river craft located on the south-west corner of the west lake.The design team were tasked with developing solutions to prevent infringement of the site flood plain, the prevention of artificial light pollution to the adjacent SSSI and, the protection of the many different types of flora and fauna existing within the SSSI both on the land and in the lakes.