Millbrook Industrial Estate, Southampton, UKFor Vear Building Services Ltd
Selex ES are part of the Finmeccanica group that are best known for also incorporating Agusta Westland Helicopters. The Selex ES arm are a large engineering company that work on defence and security electronics such as radar systems, air traffic control, avionics and UAV’s.
A&Q have been involved in a number of projects for Selex ES including refurbishments to the HR office, the Space lab, with the most extensive project being the formation of a new reception and restaurant within the existing industrial unit.
The scheme had to be visually distinct, as it would also be used for team and client meetings in addition to breakout spaces. A&Q included several curved glazed meeting rooms with a mezzanine for larger meetings and prepared an interior design proposal. The design included a number of bespoke timber curved screens, a cafeteria and a thorough M&E redesign that allowed for an exposed red fabric air conditioning duct system to match the rest of the scheme.