Vodafone World Headquarters

Location Newbury, United Kingdom
Services Building services engineering
Sector Workplace
Client Vodafone UK
Architect Fletcher Priest
Photography © Chris Gascoigne/View Pictures

Peter Stocks

T +44 (0)20 7438 1600

Vodafone’s world headquarters is a 55,000m² campus-style office development, comprising seven separate buildings and a canopied external circulation area.

Vodafone sought a ‘best practice’ solution, not just in terms of the end product, but also in how it was to be achieved. Cundall was retained to provide innovative engineering solutions. The project also pioneered a new form of contract, monitoring efficiency of construction methods, resolution of design issues and standards for site welfare and safety.

Environmental considerations were high on the agenda and the development’s environmental credentials were crucial to obtaining planning consent. The buildings feature a ‘mixed mode’ environmental control strategy, using natural ventilation coupled with low-energy air-conditioning, provided by passive chilled beams and a low-level air supply system. The building design significantly reduced CO2 emissions and annual energy consumption in comparison to most commercial buildings.

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Our people sit at the very heart of what we do at Cundall. Our mission is to provide great opportunities for great people, create fantastic built environments and leave a positive legacy for our communities.

It is the knowledge and expertise of our people which helps us to do this; our commitment to recruiting and nurturing great talent is what has made us successful for the last 40 years and it remains critical to our future plans.

At Cundall, we place special importance on our early careers professionals (graduates, apprentices, interns and more), understanding that they are the future of our business and the key to our long-term, sustainable growth. 

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Cundall's expertise extends to all major markets, so we have a deep understanding of the specific issues, constraints and opportunities facing our clients' market sectors.

Our team of creative engineers draw on our accumulated knowledge to devise the best possible solutions for your project in a fully integrated and cost-effective way.

About us

Established in the UK 40 years ago, Cundall has developed into an international multi-disciplinary consultancy operating from over 20 locations across the globe.