Our recent project, Plot 1-21 on the Cambridge Science Park, has been shortlisted for a Schüco Excellence Award 2021. Now in its eighth year, the Schüco Excellence Awards for Design and Innovation in association with Architecture today recognise outstanding projects completed throughout the UK and Ireland.
Known as Building 1 & 2, the development is the final stage of a five-building scheme, compromising a total of 380,000 sq ft of commercial space designed to facilitate and encourage the growth of high-tech and life science companies. The objective was to replace some of the existing buildings which date back to the 1970s with a series of exceptional quality buildings that would transform the entrance to the Park.
The entrance colonnade fins lay flat against the side elevations, creating a rhythmical façade system. These vary across the width of each building to provide office spaces with ample daylight without exceeding solar gain. As well as creating a new area of public realm between
the two buildings, the design gives transparency to the buildings. It also supports the Park’s sustainability agenda having achieved a BREEAM Excellent rating, is superbly flexible and is 90% efficient (NIA/GIA).
James Abraham, Partner, Building Consultancy at Bidwells, said: “These buildings not only reflect Trinity College’s and TUS Park’s exciting vision for the future of the Cambridge Science Park - offering unrivalled opportunities for collaboration, innovation and inspiration - but they also demonstrate the incredible effectiveness of the build team. “All the difficulties and restrictions caused by COVID were overcome, without any delay to the build or increase in cost, and the multiple requirements of all stakeholders were met or bettered ahead of programme. An achievement to be proud of.”
The winners will be announced at the awards lunch, which will take place on 16 September 2021.
Congratulations to the team involved.