Set in the surroudnigns of a stunning 17th Century Jacobean Castle, Courtyard Business Park is 16,000 sq.ft of contemporary business units that offer an idyllic alternative to the standard converntional commercial spaces.
 

Project: Courtyard Business Park

Project Type: Contemporary Business Units

Architect: GM Design Associates LTD

Client: Galgorm Estates

Product: Hectic Black

 

Courtyard Business Park, Ballymena

Finished externally with Hectic Black brick and painted timber battens, Courtyard Business Park seeks to strike a juxtaposition between the building and the surrounding 240 acres of mature parkland.
 
The extruded wire cut brick provides a distinctive appearance with mottled black and grey tones and a light texture which creates shadows and interest in the finished elevations.
 
The brick ‘grounds’ the building, ensuring that the structure has significance whilst sitting comfortably within the demesne and in the shadow of the prominent 1607 Castle. The brickwork also establishes uniformity on the elevations whilst providing an attractive canvas for signage, ensuring each unit is easily identifiable.
 
Vertical timber battens connect the building to the surrounding natural woodland, whilst a contrasting band of glittering Scottish granite defines the two complimenting materials. 
 
The estate also encompasses a championship golf course, garden centre & coffee shop (within the ancient walled garden) and restaurant, so it was imperative that the external finish of the business units were innovative yet inclusive of existing buildings.

Courtyard Business Park, Ballymena

Internally, lettable spaces range from 800 – 2,500 sq.ft each, providing flexible opportunities for a vast range of uses and occupants.
 
The building has been designed to allow individual tenant configuration, to provide a space that best suits the company’s requirements. Since completion, the building has been in occupied status with businesses ranging from financial management to an internationally renowned American-based skincare company, proving the highly attractive nature of the construction.

Courtyard Business Park, Ballymena

Cantilevered balconies break a continuous expanse of glazing offering the opportunity of alfresco working, fresh air and picturesque views over the estate – something of a rarity for commercial premises.

Courtyard Business Park, Ballymena

The roof has been constructed using insulated panels comprising a high-performance membrane with trapezoidal deck. This simple single component formation allows the underside of the panels to be exposed, creating an industrial yet comfortable space.

The evidence of the buildings triumph is not only measured in the occupied nature of the units but also the impending intention to enlarge the business park to host double the number of units from this most recent phase.
 
The second building a mirror image of the first.  The Courtyard Business Park has been the ideal location for the classic yet contemporary Hectic Black brick to showcase its striking nature, proving it’s capabilities in forming a building popular with tenants and the public alike.

Courtyard Business Park, Ballymena

Courtyard Business Park, Ballymena

Courtyard Business Park, Ballymena

Courtyard Business Park, Ballymena

Courtyard Business Park, Ballymena

Courtyard Business Park, Ballymena

Courtyard Business Park, Ballymena

Courtyard Business Park, Ballymena

Courtyard Business Park, Ballymena

Courtyard Business Park, Ballymena

Courtyard Business Park, Ballymena

Courtyard Business Park, Ballymena

Courtyard Business Park, Ballymena

Courtyard Business Park, Ballymena

Courtyard Business Park, Ballymena

Courtyard Business Park, Ballymena

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