Vestas Research Facility

The Danish firm Vestas has invested £56 million in its new wind turbine blade research facility on the banks of the River Medina near Newport, Isle of Wight. At the time of construction it is the world’s largest test facility providing cutting edge technology for material research and development.

This three-storey office block, with link atrium housing the reception and café, provides high quality accommodation for its 150+ strong workforce of designers, project managers, administrators and ancillary functions. Housed with two massive 170m long halls at 50 metres wide and 36 metre high, the foundations extend in parts to 35 metres depth for the most critical bearing test rigs.




Isle of Wight


Aukett Fitzroy Robinson

Main Contractor:

Sir Robert McAlpine Ltd

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