Ridge provided multidiscipline services to the UK Atomic Energy Authority (UKAEA) on their new ‘Pit Lane’ workshop and development facility.
The UKAEA secured grant funding to extend their existing centre for Remote Applications in Challenging Environments (RACE). The purpose of the extension was to deliver flexible workspace units to support the development of driverless car technology.
The multidiscipline Ridge design team was required to develop proposals for assessment by the UKAEA. This included developing designs that were flexible enough to be employed on other partner sites around the UK where autonomous vehicle testing is taking place.
Ridge developed and coordinated the information required for planning permission, and subsequently, when planning was successfully secured, Ridge prepared a detailed Employer’s Requirements package, which was used to procure a contractor.
Ridge also provided detailed project and cost management from the outset of the project to inform the project programme, risk management and budget.
The resulting extension has provided the additional 2-storey space the UKAEA desired in order to expand its research and development into driverless car technology. The space is split into four workshop units, which feature workshop areas on the ground floor, with office space above.