Samuel Stevenson & Son

Chartered Architects

ECOS

Client:

Mid & East Antrim Borough Council and NI Science Park

Overview:

Samuel Stevenson & Sons are delighted to have been Architects on this £1.5m refurbishment project for Mid and East Antrim Borough Council and NI Science Park.

Originally designed as a millennium project ECOS focused on sustainability. We created a rooflight within the central atrium to bring natural daylight into the heart of the building and reconfigured 1850sq.m over four floors to provide Science Park–style shared and private workspaces, formal and informal meeting spaces and conference facilities alongside quality catering and business support. The Centre will be linked to the high speed broadband networks (known as Project Kelvin) which are so important to Science Park tenants and visitors who make use of these connections for collaboration, data sharing and audio–visual links, both within Northern Ireland and on into the USA trunk lines.

Common space on the ground floor will be equipped with interactive digital systems to allow visitors to explore the science, technology and enterprise of the region, past and present, especially in the context of the global issues of sustainability.

Key artefacts and outdoor exhibits will be distributed throughout the adjacent wetland park to inspire curious school groups with local examples of ‘science in action’.