alere, Yardley Hastings

Alere commissioned Ian Gunter and his team to help them to establish a new hub for their UK based, global design and research team.

Alere, is a global diagnostics and health management company employing more than 11,000 people worldwide. They offer an extensive range of products and services that allow healthcare decisions to be taken at the point of care, helping to move diagnostic services ‘closer to home’.
The first option considered was to create the new centre in the former village school building the quintessentially English setting of Yardley Hastings. Part of the Castle Ashby Estate.
The proposed scheme would have exposed and restored many of the original structural features of the building, and introduced a new mezzanine to increase the usable floor area and create the new studio space.