Cavendish III progresses.


Infrastructure works begin and contractor appointed.

Work is progressing on our two significant schemes for the University of Cambridge, which will see the West Cambridge site continue to be transformed into a lively research campus.

The anchor project is for the Department of Physics, the £200m Cavendish III Laboratory. This is accompanied by a new Shared Facilities Hub. Both are designed by architects Jestico + Whiles and, together, will help the university retain its globally competitive position.

Following infrastructure works commencing during the past few weeks, Bouygues UK has now been selected as the main contractor, and construction on the two buildings is set to begin in early 2019. It’s estimated that it will take four years before the buildings are complete.

With particular attention paid to the environments of these two complex buildings, we provided our mechanical and electrical engineering expertise with associated specialist consultancy, paying particular attention to the desire for a BREEAM Excellent rating.

Get to know Cavendish III.

This will house a range of laboratories, offices, clean rooms, workshops and multiple lecture theatres. There are challenging criteria to be met in relation to temperature and humidity control and EMI protection.

Get to know the Shared Facilities Hub.

The independent hub will provide catering, collaborative teaching, meeting, study and library spaces. The aim is to bring academic, support and research staff together with the campus’s undergraduate and PhD communities.

This is an exciting step forward for the new Cavendish Laboratory, which will meet the educational needs of future generations of students much better than is possible at our existing site.Professor Andy Parker, Head of the Cavendish Laboratory, University of Cambridge

Image by Jestico +Whiles