Case study:

University of Cambridge

University of Cambridge

The new home for the Department of Physics at the University of Cambridge, with both buildings located on the West Cambridge site.

The 32,900 m2 Cavendish III facility, which will be known as The Ray Dolby Centre, will house the Department of Physics, bringing the large number of research groups within the department together under one roof to encourage collaboration.  

The state-of-the-art facilities, comprising a range of laboratories, offices, clean rooms, workshops and multiple lecture theatres will allow the University to build upon its reputation for delivering world class scientific research.

The facility will also include extensive teaching and learning spaces, including a 450-seat lecture theatre, teaching labs for undergraduates, learning resource centre, outreach and exhibition spaces and other collaborative working areas for researchers and students.

An independent 4,650 m2 Shared Facilities Hub will offer a licensed bar/café and a range of food outlets as well as collaborative teaching, meeting, study and library spaces. 

January 2020 – still ongoing
Bouygues UK
Jestico & Whiles

Works carried out

  • Installation of over 5000m2 of Heavy Duty bonded fast drying screed to laboratory and workshop spaces.
  • Installation of over 1,200m2 of insulation, mesh reinforcement and rapid dry screed to Shared Facilities Hub.
  • Steel retaining angles to provide acoustic and vibration breaks.
  • All floor preparation by shotblasting prior to bonding screed.
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Kevin Morris - Senior Design Manager, Ashe Construction

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