Jeffrey Cheah Biomedical Centre

Jeffrey Cheah Biomedical Centre

A high research laboratory for the University of Cambridge to establish a new centre of excellence for the development of medical treatments.

Higher Education - Anglia

Project Overview

The Jeffrey Cheah Biomedical Centre is a high research laboratory for the University of Cambridge. The new laboratory is located adjacent to the existing Cancer Research UK building to the west of Addenbrooke’s hospital. The purpose of this building is to bring together medical research groups and establish a new centre of excellence for the development of medical treatments.

Curtins were responsible for the design and detailing of the offsite engineered hybrid structural frame for this new Research Laboratory which consists of a seven-storey concrete superstructure, 5m deep basement and rooftop plant zone. The floors typically consist of 300mm thick precast hollow-core prestressed concrete units with 200mm of reinforced insitu topping supported on composite steel/concrete Delta beams. The Delta beams span onto precast concrete columns and walls.

The 5m basement is retained using 150mm thick precast slabs with 250mm of reinforced insitu concrete to provide a total minimum thickness of 400mm basement walls. The façade cladding system consists of 9m tall precast concrete panels, each covering two storeys and delivered to site fully glazed at the production factory. Curtins designed both the precast cladding elements and supporting precast beams to movement tolerances within the specified joint width.

Services we provided:

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Client:

University of Cambridge

We worked with:

Rok Group Exeter

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The Challenge

The University wanted a rapid design and construction programme for the project with minimal disturbance to the adjoining Addenbrooke’s Hospital site.

Our Solution

Through offsite construction and MMC, the designs delivered a flexible, adaptable building efficiently constructed to meet this programme requirement.

Project Highlights

Project Highlights

  • 1800m2 specialist support spaces

  • 2550m2 specialist laboratories

  • 2550m2 flexible class 2 laboratories

  • 2300m2 collaborative write up, along with open plan and cellular offices

  • 850m2 seminar, meeting and exhibition spaces

Jeffrey Cheah Biomedical Centre
Jeffrey Cheah Biomedical Centre
Jeffrey Cheah Biomedical Centre
Construction Awards including "Best Use of Technology" and "Winner of Winners" Award

Awards

  • Construction Awards including "Best Use of Technology" and "Winner of Winners" Award

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