Spratley Studios are seeking planning permission for a 35,000 sq. ft. new-build HQ building designed for Bremont and situated on the Culden Faw Estate in Henley-on-Thames. The British luxury watch company plan on basing all operations at the site, from the manufacturing of parts and the assembly of watches to the business operations.
Giles English, Co-Founder of Bremont said “The vision here for Bremont was to really build the home of British watchmaking, reinvigorating a historic British industry but with state of the art technology and facilities. To do this in an environmentally friendly and sustainable way was also crucial for us. As a luxury brand building beautiful products the building needs to emulate this in its design and function. Spratley Studios has managed to encompass all of this and translate our vision very well indeed.”
Stephen Smith, Director at Spratley Studios, commented, “This is a really exciting project to be part of. Bremont’s success is fantastic news for Henley-on-Thames which will really benefit from the high-quality, sustainable development and associated economic benefits. It is important that we future-proof the building design and we have used VR software extensively to model the key operational spaces, enabling stakeholder engagement and helping to inform the final design. We are confident that the new HQ will meet Bremont’s strategic objectives and be supported locally.”
South Oxfordshire District Council will make a decision at the end of August.
Take a look around
Spratley Studios have modelled the space using virtual reality software and you can take a look around.
1. Click on the links below.
2. Click the ‘binoculars’ icon in the bottom left-hand side of the screen.
3. If you are on a PC you can navigate with a mouse. A tablet should follow your movement as you turn around.