Bentley Motors HQ

Bentey Motors Head Quarters  competition entry. Designing a new R&D facility for automotic icon. Our design as a beautiful balance between the marque's heritage and its 21st centuray manufacturing.

Bentley Motors HQ

Automotive research and design facility

 

Bentley’s new 20,000sqft research and development facility needed to combine production and research facilities. Central to the brief was to make communication between their designers and engineers more efficient. So we designed a grand central space, forming the building’s ‘spine’ where departments could interact.

This strong, central element elegantly references the iconic curves of the Bentley profile and sets the tone for the rest of the site. It also provides an opportunity to showcase the brand to visitors, with the manufacturing and design processes clearly visible at specific points.

SRA planned the building to allow for future expansion, either to the design or production sides. This flexibility added extra sustainability to the site even as the Bentley business evolves.