The John Bradfield Centre
Trinity College’s Cambridge Science Park is Europe’s largest and longest servicing centre for commercial research and development in the Science & Technology sector.
The construction of The John Bradfield Centre was overseen by main contractor SDC in collaboration with client Trinity College and incoming tenant, work space provider, Central Working who’s aim is to create a flexible office space for tech start-ups and high growth businesses. Munro Building Services provided the £3.9m M&E package on this project.
The installations to the exposed soffit of the building, combined with the building’s curvature, presented challenges for the M&E team. Faceted bends achieved a neat finish whilst detailed setting out and coordination of the installation resulted in an aesthetically pleasing, desired finish throughout.
With scheme changes from CAT A to CAT B fit out, careful redesign and collaboration with design teams took place to ensure the changes would not impact the programme. The design under the raised flooring system was also extremely tight for the amount of services. Once more, careful planning along with 3D drawings, ensured a precise and accurate completion.
Mechanically, the services consisted of a displacement ventilation and common extract system to provide maximum comfort for all users, as well as, air conditioning and a trench heating system which was installed to the perimeter of the building all under the control of a BMS. The building’s heating and cooling will be provided by high efficiency low water content gas fired boilers, air handling units and chiller units. Electrically power, bespoke lighting systems, lighting control, fire alarms and state-of-the-art security.
The work space is due to open in July 2017. Photographs and video footage courtesy of SDC. Read more here.