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Headquarters for world-leading engineering company obtains planning permission

Having started the design process 7 years ago, AB Dynamics are delighted to receive planning consent. SRA Architects have been involved for just under two years and have worked with the wider development team to achieve consent within a challenging planning environment.  

A new building for AB Dynamics

Located in Bradford-on-Avon, AB Dynamics design and manufacture sophisticated vehicle testing equipment for the global automotive industry.  They require a new building to provide upgraded and enlarged facilities for their design and manufacture processes, and corporate facilities.

SRA were asked to completely redesign a former application which had been submitted in 2013. AB Dynamics had grown significantly, so previous designs became insufficient. Central to the redesign was maximising natural light and ventilation for the users, as well as maintaining a flexible and adaptable building.  Essential to all aspects of the design was communication of AB Dynamics’ corporate image: progressive, dynamic and highly technically advanced. These core ideals have been interpreted in the proposals for both the exterior and interior design.

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