Civil Engineering Building, Cambridge

To accommodate the predicted rate of expansion of the number of Academics and Students, the University of Cambridge, Department Of Engineering will reintegrate its’ entire operation on the West Cambridge site in a phased development over the next 10-15 years.

The first project to receive funding is the Civil Engineering Building which will house Civil Engineering research groups.

The Civil Engineering building has been designed to high environmental standards and incorporates some of the features of the latest innovations in infrastructure and building monitoring technology within the engineering design.

This is also the first project that has been designed and fitted with thermochromic glass fins externaly.

Main Contractor
SDC
Architect
RHP
Requirement
Hardwood Composite Timber Aluminium Curtain Walling, Doors & Windows, Facade & Fins.
Solution
Wicona Wictec 50A Aluminium / Timber Curtain Walling, Wicona Wictline 75 Evo Window System, Wicona Wicstyle 75 Door System Façade incorporating projecting glass fins (thermochromic), Automatic doors to entrance, Glass: 13.5mm Pilkington heat strengthened Optiphon Suncool 70/40 Pro T laminate & 10mm Pilkington Toughened heat soak tested Optifloat Clear, Fins: 21.5mm Clear Low Iron Laminated Glass with Suntuitive Thermochromic Interlayer.
Value
£2.5M