Milton Keynes, UK
The new Cavendish Laboratory of the University of Cambridge will be the third iteration of this world-famous physics laboratory, which has been conducting world-class research since 1874. Nobel prizes for the discovery of argon, the electron, the neutron and the structure of DNA are among the 29 won by researchers at this facility.
The new Cavendish Laboratory is one of the university’s flagship projects and will house a number of physics research groups, their laboratories, and office and support accommodation, along with teaching, library, outreach, exhibition and other functions. The building will be designed to support the prestigious research to be carried out at Cambridge for the foreseeable future and forms part of the university’s West Cambridge masterplan, aimed at creating a globally significant research hub.
The project aims to build a BREEAM ‘Excellent’ rated building and utilise BIM Level II protocols, while following an NEC3 contract governance regime.
Currie & Brown has been appointed to provide project management and principal designer services to the project.