The Lynton warehouse was the first stage of a new development of light industrial buildings on the south side of Heathrow Airport, designed by Geoffrey Reid Associates for BAA Lynton.
Research was conducted into the essential requirements for warehouse and distribution centres and the necessary flexibility required for them to serve their specific function. As a result, 'Project Caesar', as it was named, became a model for similar future industrial developments, demonstrating how it is possible to work with standardised units if they are well detailed and the common design requirements are considered.
The Lynton building was intended to be used by British Airways as a perishable cargo store and distribution centre. The concrete ground slab is cast in-situ, but all other elements in the building are prefabricated and assembled on site, helping to reduce construction costs.
DSSR's involvement on the project included the design of all mechanical and electrical services for Cat A fit-out to all office areas and the warehouse (shell and core). The engineering services comprised comfort cooling, heating, ventilation, LV distribution systems, lighting, hot and cold water, sanitary systems and main service intakes.
London Heathrow Airport
BAA Lynton plc.
Geoffrey Reid Associates