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INEOS unveil £20m Grangemouth petrochemical HQ

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March 23 2017

INEOS unveil £20m Grangemouth petrochemical HQ
A £20m petrochemical HQ in Grangemouth has been unveiled by INEOS to serve as its UK base for its Olefins and Polymers business, taking the place of surplus industrial buildings.

Designed by Michael laird Architects to stringent requirements owing to proximity to the chemical plant the offices were completed within 12 months of construction getting underway.

Michael Laird director Jeremy Scott said: "A feature of the HQ design was the provision of large expanses of glazing to allow light into the office and atrium spaces. The performance of the glazing systems was therefore a key requirement when considering the specific engineering associated with constructing an office building adjacent to the chemical plant."

Built by BAM Construction the steel frame structure houses 6,490m2 of office space, meeting rooms and conference facilities faced with Kawneer glazing and curtain walling.

9 Comments

Jack London
#1 Posted by Jack London on 23 Mar 2017 at 13:17 PM
The face of corporatism and the iron heel.
Bin man
#2 Posted by Bin man on 23 Mar 2017 at 16:37 PM
The yellow grit bin is a welcome flourish....
Sven
#3 Posted by Sven on 23 Mar 2017 at 20:59 PM
I assumed it was a very large NEXT retail unit. Non architecture has its flaws.
George
#4 Posted by George on 24 Mar 2017 at 06:25 AM
#1 - You should be thankful they are investing in Grangemouth as there is not a lot else happening there!
Jack London
#5 Posted by Jack London on 24 Mar 2017 at 12:24 PM
Of course, I forgot, it'll all be biodiversity galore and prancing pink ponies when they start their fracking.
We should be so grateful.
Jimbob Tanktop
#6 Posted by Jimbob Tanktop on 24 Mar 2017 at 12:41 PM
Looks suitably evil.
Philip
#7 Posted by Philip on 24 Mar 2017 at 13:19 PM
Please let this be an end to multi grey cladding...it was briefly acceptable in 2005.
Pure dead brilliant
#8 Posted by Pure dead brilliant on 25 Mar 2017 at 17:53 PM
The Frack Shack is a little old place where we can get together!
B52's
#9 Posted by B52's on 1 Apr 2017 at 01:22 AM
Frack Shack!
Baby, Frack Shack!

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