Client :

Neals Yard Remedies

Location :

Gillingham | Dorset

Description :

12,500 sq ft eco factory extension

Neal’s Yard Remedies is a market leader in the organic health and beauty market, retailing products wholly manufactured using natural ingredients and packaged with the environment in mind. The company offers the UK’s largest range of natural remedies, skin and body care products all designed tested and produced at their eco-headquarters and physic garden in Gillingham, Dorset.

The project comprises extensions and alterations to an existing sustainable, iconic manufacturing building that includes new production and manufacturing space, warehousing, staff facilities, a shop and offices and reconfiguration of external car parking and landscape.

The original buildings had a strong geometric form and incorporated glulam framing with timber and blue polycarbonate cladding. The new extension are shaped to complement the original form in a positive way and maximise floor space efficiency. Living walls help to create a counter foil to modern claddings in this rural setting.

All buildings continue the sustainable theme of embracing PV technology, fabric first and rainwater harvesting.