The Scott Brownrigg-designed National Maritime Systems Centre [NMSC] at Portsdown Technology Park [PTP] in Portsmouth has completed.
The Park is the UK’s focal point for design, integration, test, evaluation and front line support for the complex software-intensive systems that deliver the Royal Navy’s’ fighting capability. Commissioned by QinetiQ, the Centre will spearhead technological advances including autonomy, intelligent systems and big data.
Faced with a long-term, strategic need for a facility that is capable of exploiting emerging technologies at pace, Scott Brownrigg designed a Centre that offers 5,195 sq m of state-of-the-art combat systems laboratories, office space, a central glazed atrium, auditorium and a number of other important assets.
Briefed to attract the next generation of talent, the contemporary open plan space provides a modern working environment with views over Portsdown Harbour and Winchesters’ rolling hills. From its prominent position on top of Portsdown Hill, the building is easily visible, with a central glazed auditorium emerging from the chalk rock landscape.