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Work starts on Hawkins\Brown's Cambridge college scheme

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Construction has begun on Hawkins\Brown’s £9 million technical college in Cambridge

Designed for BAM Construction as a centre of excellence for Biomedical and Environmental Science and Technology, the scheme was granted planning consent in July 2013.

The Cor-ten steel clad building has full-height glazing to give clear visibility, with the ground floor used to ‘showcase social learning and informal activity’.

Traditional formal classrooms are placed on the first floor with flexible laboratories on the second floor. The rooftop plant will be used for pupil instruction.

The college is scheduled to complete in September 2014.

Project data

Size 5,300 m²
Project value £9million
Client BAM Construction
User Client UTC Cambridge Trust
Architects Hawkins\Brown
Structures BAM Design
FFE BAM Design
M&E services Hoare Lea
Fire engineer Hoare Lea
Acoustic engineer Hoare Lea


Architect’s view

Carol Lees, associate at Hawkins\Brown

The UTC Cambridge is a new education model. We have enjoyed drawing from our experience across the education sector to create innovative learning spaces that will give secondary school students the opportunity to learn in a setting that takes precedent from both industry and higher education.

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