Works to Genesis House in Milton Keynes have been considered previously by Think Architecture whereby this vacant 39,000sqft office building in Central Milton Keynes is refurbished and brought back to market. This proposal, responding to latest market requirements, will see the installation of a new high-performance building envelope, replacement of M+E equipment and an internal refit. Exploiting this highly visible site by creating a landmark building has been a key driver to this proposal.
The envelope design will see the energy efficient curtain walling with flush glass joints punctuated by feature mullions and coloured panels, the latter offering a degree of shading and increasing thermal performance.
The location of the building entrance will be revised to make it more prominent and will be further emphasised by the cladding feature above. Removing the extension to the Milton Keynes Porte Cochere will also assist in making the entrance more visible. Alterations are also proposed to the reception area, increasing it in size and updating it’s layout.
To house the new M+E equipment a new raking plant screen a roof level is proposed. This makes reference to the relationship between falling ground level and colonnade, the later being simplified by the removal of the current planters.
With the recent grant of Planning Approval for this project, Think Architecture looks forward to working with the client and team to deliver this exciting project.