National Maritime Systems Centre

QinetiQ test and implement complex maritime systems for the MoD. The creation of the National Maritime Systems Centre (NMSC) aims to position Portsdown Technology Park as the centre of excellence for this type of technology.



Portsdown Technology Park, Portsmouth

Schueco FWS50 CW, Sotech secret fix rainscreen panels, Aluprof fire rated CW

Project Details

Britplas teamed up with VolkerFitzpatrick (VFP) in a competitive tender to win the project together, developing a competitive full envelope proposal.
One of the main issues to contend with was the unusual location of the building almost on the very top of a hill which creates orographic wind conditions.
The early involvement of the Britplas design team helped the preconstruction team with complex calculations proving that we could actually use fairly standard curtain wall profiles instead of the larger profiles our standard wind load calculator recommended.
This allowed us to offer a more commercially viable solution to the client and helped us secure the contract, which was successfully completed in 2020.