A state-of-the-art shower and cycle hub at the Alderley Park science campus has reached the technical design stage, with work poised to begin later this year.
Hamer Way Architects have designed the new cycle facility that aims to support active travel for workers travelling to the site near Alderley Edge; their plans aim to celebrate the science park’s rural setting, which includes 400 acres of surrounding parkland.
Their proposal for owners, Bruntwood SciTech, will convert an unused sub-basement that will deliver secure parking for 125 bicycles and a bike pump and repair station. Shower and changing facilities will have 17 individual high-end shower rooms, a bespoke vanity area, changing rooms, a dedicated ironing station and over 180 ventilated storage lockers.
Sophie Way of Hamer Way commented:
We are delighted to reveal these exciting plans for Alderley Park. Facilities that promote healthy commuting are more important than ever and this scheme will support a range of other activities and uses when businesses fully return on-site.
“Alderley Park is home to over 200 businesses and 2000 people. Individuals who take advantage of the 400 acres of parkland using the footpaths and trails for a walk, run or cycle during their workday, as well as individuals attending events after work in the evening, will now have a dedicated place where they can freshen up and change. The spaces have been designed with a timeless monochrome palette, softened with hints of the parkland, using natural bark, moss and foliage textures to bring them to life.”
Pete Crowther, Property Director at Bruntwood SciTech, added:
We’re really excited to see our new state-of-the-art shower, changing and cycle hub concept come to life. Creating environmentally conscious spaces that support the wellbeing of our customers and encourage active travel has never been more important than now. The cycle and shower hub is a fantastic addition to the existing amenities at Alderley Park, which include a gym and pub, and will be a great hit with our thriving running community. ”