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Architect sought for Cambridge’s £150m Cavendish Laboratory

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The University of Cambridge is seeking an architect for a £150 million department of physics building

Planned to complete in 2020, the new ‘Cavendish Laboratory’ will be constructed on the university’s West Cambridge site.

The project comes almost three years after the university’s Sainsbury Laboratory – designed by Stanton Williams Architects – won the RIBA Stirling Prize 2012.

First opened in 1874, the Cavendish Laboratory relocated to its current West Cambridge home – known as The Mott Building – in the early 1970s.

Named after British chemist and physicist Henry Cavendish, the prestigious facility has so far trained 29 Nobel laureates.

Up to six teams will be shortlisted for the new laboratory structure which will occupy a vacant plot bounded by JJ Thomson Avenue to the east and a green space to the south.

The finished building will be expected to feature clean rooms and also meet stringent vibration criteria and technical requirements for electromagnetic interference.

Consultants must possess a minimum of £10 million professional indemnity insurance and public liability insurance to participate.

The studio or regional office delivering the project must also have an annual turnover greater than £2 million.

The deadline for requests to participate is 5pm on 17 June.

How to apply

View the contract notice for more information

Contact details

Emel Kus
Project Manager
Estate Management
The Chancellor, Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambridge
74 Trumpington Street

Tel: +44 1223337770
E-mail: emel.kus@admin.cam.ac.uk
Fax: +44 1223766486




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