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Mountbatten House

Basingstoke, UK

Mountbatten House is a large, Grade II listed 1970s office building in the town of Basingstoke, Hampshire. It is cited as one of the 15 most important modern listed buildings in the UK.

Mountbatten House, originally Gateway House, was commissioned by paper manufacturers Wiggins Teape in 1973 as their new headquarters building when they relocated to Basingstoke from central London. The original architects for the Gateway House were Peter Foggo’s Group 2 at Arup Associates and the resulting building is an excellent example of their work. The eminent garden designer James Russell advised Arup on the garden design and it is considered one of his most accomplished pieces of work particularly as it was complex and his first commercial project.

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The roof-garden has become an ‘iconic symbol’ for Basingstoke and is affectionately known as ‘the Hanging Gardens of Basingstoke’.

The landscape and garden terraces were recognised as significant by the award of a separate Grade II status for the entire site by English Heritage in January 2015.

The project is a heritage-led redevelopment scheme, which involves the updating, repair and reuse of the Listed Building and the Gardens. The proposals set out the redevelopment of a high-quality and sensitive landscape scheme that fully reflects the original vision and sensitive context and provides a new 21st century landscape layer for its future users which respond to contemporary issues of office workers and visitors.

The refurbished offices and landscape are to be WELL Certified and to meet the requirements for BREEAM and LEED.

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Project Info
Squarestone Hub
Development Manager:
Circle Development
Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios
M&E Engineer:
Skelly and Couch
Structural Engineer:
Whitby wood
Sustainability and Wellness:
Scotch Partners