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Artist's view of the new Civil Engineering Building (Image courtesy of Grimshaw Architects)

Project Brief:


The initial purpose of this project was to create a world-class building in West Cambridge, to house the UK Collaboratorium for Research in Infrastructure & Cities (UKCRIC), the National Research Facility for Infrastructure Sensing and the Department of Civil Engineering’s Geotechnical and Structures research activities.

The relocation of Civil Engineering activity to West Cambridge is an important first step in the Department’s 'Move West' strategy, and the building has been included in the 'Inset' Masterplan developed by Grimshaw Architects, and incorporated into the University’s Masterplan for the West Cambridge site.

Site address:   Clerk Maxwell Rd, CB3 0HE Cambridge
Size:   4000 sqm
Construction Cost:   £ 18M
Project Manager:   Brian Williams
Contractor:   SDC Builders Ltd
Architect:   Grimshaw Architects
Status:   Work started 25/09/2017
Work completed 10/05/2019
More information:   Project website