New Physics of Medicine Building - Cambridge

The new Physics of Medicine Building is situated within the West Cambridge University campus and forms part of Cambridge University’s £600m investment for research & development programme.

The sensitive nature of the experimental research carried out here means it was crucial that the façade & the high performance glass assisted in the controlling of the temperature & humidity within the building.

The buildings north wing housed an NMR (nuclear magnetic resonance) instrument and, as such, the design had to inhibit the entry of ferrous metallic materials into the magnetic zone.

Main Contractor
Willmott Dixon
Architect
BDP (Clients Architect) RH Partnership
Requirement
Large expanse of Curtain Walling incorporating opening vents.
Solution
Schuco FW50+ Curtain Walling incorporating Schuco AWS 50 top hung vents with automatic actuators. Glazing comprised Suncool HP Brilliant 50/25N double glazed units. External and internal doors from Schuco AWS 65.