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James Dyson Building for Engineering © Alan Williams


Project Brief:


A new four-storey building, the James Dyson Building for Engineering, houses postgraduate researchers and supports world leading research in areas including advanced materials, smart infrastructure, electric vehicles and efficient internal combustion systems. A bridge link offers easy access to testing laboratories housing world-class fluid dynamics machinery, aerodynamics equipment and areas for aeroacoustics analysis.

The new extension consists of nearly 2,900m2 of postgraduate research and teaching space over four floors, providing open-plan research floors, academic offices, meeting rooms and support spaces. Additional seminar spaces are provided on the ground floor and further teaching and break-out areas are located within a glazed element that links the new facility to the existing Baker Building at each level.

Site address:   Trumpington St, Cambridge CB2 1QA
Size:   2,900 sqm
Construction Cost:   £ 18 M
Project Manager:   Brian Williams
Contractor:   Morgan Sindall
Architect:   Nicholas Hare
Status:   Work started 10/2014
Work completed 04/2016
More information:  

Nicolas Hare website
News article
Department of Engineering website