Dogger Bank Wind Farm

South Shields, UK - Industrial

The central hub for energising millions of homes.

Located in South Shields, Dogger Bank Operations and Maintenance Base was built to facilitate onshore functions required to support the Dogger House Wind Farm—the world’s largest offshore windfarm situated 130km off the north east coast.

Client
Port of Tyne / Equinor
Location
South Shields, UK
Sector
Industrial
Status
Complete 2022
Value
£14.7m
Area
3,612sqm

Crafting a haven for functionality and sustainability.

Not only a functional setting, but a great place to work, the key driver for the project was sustainable architecture, to achieve net zero in alignment with the LETI and RIBA benchmarks. We set out a framework for sustainability, developing KPIs and targets for energy use, performance and generation, as well as embedding opportunities for future climate scenarios.

3D colour aerial rendering of Dogger Bank plans
Dogger Bank from the outside

Transforming sites through a lens of green

The site is located on the south bank of the River Tyne and was brownfield, consisting entirely of hard standing. Since taking over the site, the landscape scheme of this project was aimed at maximising green space, integrating rain gardens, trees and plant beds to enhance biodiversity and habitat provision.

Dogger Bank garden
Dogger Bank outside sitting area

Paving the way for an eco conscious environment

The building construction took just over a year, which proved a great achievement amidst the challenges posed by a post COVID landscape. A space within natural surroundings, Dogger House Operations and Maintenance Base showcases an intricately planned setting which enhances the user experience while nurturing an eco-conscious workplace environment.

Dogger Bank from the grass
Dogger Bank windows
This locally designed and sustainable Operation and Maintenance Base will become the heart of Dogger Bank operations, in a region that will also reap the economic benefits of Dogger Bank Wind Farm in its construction phase. It’s another important milestone for our project, but also for a region that is becoming a powerhouse for innovation and decarbonisation.

Steve Wilson

Project Manager, Dogger Bank Wind Farm

Dogger Bank modern working area with long tables in an open space
Dogger Bank exterior view of the different buildings from an angle
Dogger Bank Wind Farm, name on the building

Constructing Excellence North East

Net Zero Award

Offsite Awards

Best Use of Timber Technology, Commercial Project of the Year

Structural Timber Awards

Project of the Year

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