Earlsdon Park is a high quality mixed-use development located near to the city centre, fronting Butts Road. The 10-storey commercial building provides approximately 84,000 sq ft office space, 8,400 sq ft of ground floor retail/café space and a 500 space multi-storey car park, forming a podium that acts as an external terrace for the office floors above.
The building sits adjacent to the locally listed 1930s former Technical College which still houses an art deco two-storey 650 seat theatre. A new pedestrian street has been formed between these two buildings linking the public frontage of Butts Road to a landscaped courtyard beyond.
Within the building the ground floor retail element engages with this new street and a double-height colonnade provides a sense of enclosure, definition and shelter.
Internally the office space wraps around a central atrium that allows natural light and ventilation deep into the building. The atrium also facilitates heat recovery and helps to heat or cool the building as necessary.
This key feature forms an integral part of the sustainable strategy, which lies at the centre of the design and has contributed to the building’s BREEAM Excellent rating. Other sustainable features include a ground source heat pump, night time purging and rainwater harvesting.