project name: Virage
location: Maidenhead, Berkshire
type: commercial
client: Hutley Investments Ltd, BCM Developments and CMS Developments
value: £18m

Virage is a new sustainably led commercial development in the centre of Maidenhead in Berkshire.  The project replaces two existing out moded office buildings that currently occupy the site.  The building incorporates 78,000ft² of highly flexible lettable floor area across six levels, with shared amenity space provided at roof level accessing the new green roof.  Car parking for the building is provided in the basement through the use of mechanical car stackers.  This technique provides 82 car parking spaces in a single level.

The façades have been developed to respond to their orientation.  The southern and western facades are primarily brick which takes a direct reference from the adjoining Listed church.  The upper levels are screened with solar shading which incorporates photo-voltaic panels.  The north façade is fully glazed maximising daylight penetration whilst affording the occupants unrestricted views to the neighbouring local park.  The building harnesses ground source technologies, combined with energy efficient cooling and heating to create a building that is predicted to achieve BREEAM excellent.



Latest Happenings

  • Birds Hill Road Site Progress

    Birds Hill Road Site Progress

    Ground and first floor slabs have now been cast, blockwork external walls constructed. Roof timbers are due to be installed over the next week. Watertight by Christmas.

  • Catherine's Walk Wins GDA 2017

    Catherine's Walk Wins GDA 2017

    Catherine’s Walk on Chestnut Avenue in Guildford won a Commendation in the Guildford Design Awards 2017.  The second time SCd have been winners in the Guildford Design Awards.

  • Farnham Road

    Working with Levanter Developments, planning has been achieved under Delegated powers for this residential scheme of 14 contemporary apartments on Farnham Road in the centre of Guildford.  Construction is now well underway

    Farnham Road
  • Alvaston

    Alvaston

    Working closely with Levanter Developments planning has just been secured on this 4 storey apartment building in Guildford town centre.  The scheme is comprised of fourteen 1 and 2 bed apartments including undecroft car parking.

  • Filming at Chalk Ridge

    Filming at Chalk Ridge

    UPDATE: This aired on the 6pm ITV News on the 16th September. You can watch it again by following this link (towards the bottom of the page).

    Local ITV News selected 5 of the RIBA South / South East Architectural Awards Finalist to appear on TV and Chalk Ridge was amongst those 5. Steve spent a very sunny day explaining how the final design evolved and extolling the virtues of a great architect / client relationship.

  • Catherine’s Walk Guildford

    Construction works are nearing completion at Catherine Walk in Guildford

    Catherine’s Walk Guildford
  • 2014 RIBA Manser Medal

    SCd have been selected from the winners of the Reginal RIBA Awards 2014 to appear on the longlist for the RIBA Manser Medal.

    "The 2014 RIBA Manser Medal longlist reveals the most innovative, sustainable and beautiful new homes to have been completed in the past year. The exciting line-up is a testimony to the wonderful talent and achievements of some of the UK’s best architects."  RIBA President Stephen Hodder.

    2014 RIBA Manser Medal
  • Chalking Up Awards

    Chalking Up Awards

    UPDATE:

    Online article with pictures and a video interview with Steve and Briege can be found on the getsurrey website by clicking here

    Feature length article in the local newspaper The Surrey Advertiser.  Chalk Ridge does the double!

  • Chalk Ridge appears in the AJ

    Chalk Ridge appears in the AJ

    Chalk Ridge has appeared in the AJ along with other condenders for the RIBA Awards 2014.

  • Winning night at RIBA South East

    Winning night at RIBA South East

    Chalk Ridge was announced as an Award winner at the RIBA Regional Awards Ceremony held in Weybridge on the 8th May. Our clients joined us for the evening to celebrate the success that was bestowed on their new home.

    Chalk Ridge now becomes a double award winner.

    Winning night at RIBA South East