University of Cambridge
Completed in 2015, the Maxwell Centre is an £26M expansion of the University of Cambridge Cavendish Laboratory on the West Cambridge site that is occupied by scientists from industry as well as Cambridge research groups.
The centrepiece building for exploratory ‘blue skies’ research provides new office, seminar spaces and physical sciences laboratories. It utilises an innovative layered laboratory design, ensuring services to individual laboratories can be changed without affecting others.
The project included the refurbishment of existing laboratories within the Physics of Medicine building to which the Maxwell Centre is connected. The target is to double the scale of industrial involvement through a combination of activities in the new building, in the collaborating departments and commercial space.
Our appointment as client technical advisor commenced at RIBA Stage 2 and continued through all project stages including RIBA stages 6 (handover) and 7 (in use).