Material Science and Metallurgy Building - Cambridge

A world-leading centre for the study of and research into materials science and metallurgy on the University’s growing science and technology campus has united the entire Department of Materials Science and Metallurgy under one roof for the first time.

This has provided new teaching space, offices, laboratories and specialized support spaces, including a large, free-standing Electron Microscopy Suite designed for the most sensitive microscopy research.

Working for Willmott Dixon we used several systems on the project including our own Aluminium / Hardwood Timber composite (Beech) Window & the Schuco FW50+ Curtain Wall System to the main entrances.

Main Contractor
Willmott Dixon Construction
Architect
NBBJ - London
Requirement
Cambridge Universities new home for MSM. Made up of new laboratories, teaching rooms and meeting room they required a large element of glazing to let in as much natural light as possible. A hardwood composite system was also required.
Solution
Prism installed long runs of the Wicona Wictech 50 Aluminium head detail onto beech mullions and transomes. The sheer expanse of glazing and the light finish of the beech internally gives a very nice natural feel to the internal work space.