The current owner, BAE Systems, has invested millions to transform Samlesbury into a state-of-the-art production site.
Work started in 2007, and BAM has not only delivered buildings – from the striking reception with its design inspired by fighter jets to high-specification specialist manufacturing facilities – but also energy-efficient infrastructure.
The steel and glass-clad entrance building makes a dramatic statement for visitors entering the site. The complex geometry of the structure posed a real engineering challenge: but the result is elegant and light yet angular, like the aircraft to which it pays homage.
Two massive office buildings provide modern working space for over 1,400 staff.