Wessex Water Operations Centre

Winner of The Civic Trust Award 2003,  RICS Building of the Year 2001, British Construction Industry Building of the Year 2001 and The 2001 RIBA Award

Wessex Water’s operations centre on the outskirts of Bath is set within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and the World Heritage City boundary. Our brief was to produce an exemplary environmental project – recognising the sensitivity of the site and promoting ecological and sustainable design and construction.

Design details:

  • Imaginative use of water throughout landscape
  • Pioneering use of porous paving for car park areas
  • Integrated swales and soakaways to aid water conservation
  • Semi-mature trees for natural and attractive solar shading system
  • Restoration of semi-natural habitats
  • Extensive rooftop wildflower grasslands with orchids
  • Careful use of site-specific limestone soils and excavated stone
  • ArchitectsBennetts Associates
  • EngineersBuro Happold
  • LocationBath UK
  • Site area2.8 Hectares
  • ClientWessex Water
  • Project value£20 Million


RIBA Award

British Construction Awards Building of the Year

RICS Building of the Year

RICS Low Energy Award

Civic Trust Award

BREEAM ‘Excellent’