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Further Information about CEB

Designed by Grimshaw Architects, the Civil Engineering Building incorporates a number of pioneering and innovative aspects including an energy/cost metric to minimise energy usage, design for deconstruction, the installation of building sensors and elements of innovative concrete. It is hoped a BREEAM sustainability target of ‘Excellent’, set for the West Cambridge Masterplan, will also be achieved here.

The building will accommodate a mixture of research, testing, training and collaborative spaces for the UKCRIC requirement alongside the majority of the Civil Engineering Division. A wide range of workshops and labs will be provided for smart construction, structures testing, façade engineering and geo-mechanics.

The delivery model adopted by Estate Management is new and has presented a number of interesting challenges for the Building Projects team in terms of achieving a building that meets the research and development needs of the end users. In particular, co-ordination of the Department’s own £7.5m fitout requirements such as laboratory equipment, hydraulic ring main, office furniture, plant equipment etc, with the base design, has and continues to demand much focus and interaction with stakeholders, end users and the project team alike.

Estate Management and Building Projects continue to work intently on a general strategy to develop a flexible, all-encompassing and co-ordinated delivery model. This will fulfil the wider vision of Cambridge University, to create a high quality, well connected research environment that will support the University's and City's globally competitive position.  

Building Projects Helpdesk

To report any unexpected noise or disturbance from work being undertaken as part of a building project, please contact the Building Projects team as follows:

01223 (3)32882

01223 (3)32800