National Oceanography Centre (MARS)

Key Facts

Name: National Oceanography Centre (MARS)

Location: SO14

Contractor: Drew Construction

Architect: Kendall Kingscott

Project Value: £150K

Systems: Schuco FW60+, AWS65, ADS65

Description: The Marine Autonomous and Robotics Systems (MARS) Innovation Centre at the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) is a technology centre specialising in the research and development of unmanned underwater vessels. The centre underwent a £3m redevelopment to modernise and upgrade facilities which included a complete overhaul of the existing façade. Schuco Curtain Walling was coated in marine grade silver metallic PPC to withstand the high salt content in the atmosphere and Swiss ultimate warm edge spacers were used to enhance thermal performance.