Technical Rubber Products design and manufacture elastomeric seals used in food processing equipment for the dairy, brewing, beverage and sterilisation processes. The work is highly specialised using advanced technology and materials. This new small research building is used for the development of materials and moulding for specialist applications and was completed nearly 10 years ago.

This prominent site, at the entrance to Rotherwas Industrial Estate, Hereford, demanded a building of high quality design to reflect the status of the company and improve the entrance to the Industrial Estate in general. This small but important building sets out to achieve that.

The ground floor includes two small laboratories and a workshop with a large conference space over with a projecting frameless glass corridor. External finishes of Western red cedar boarding, glass and white smooth render were chosen to give a crisp appearance that sits well in a semi-rural environment and contrasts with the surrounding industrial buildings.