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The New Frontier at 26 Cambridge Science Park

Scott Brownrigg designed 26 Cambridge Science Park for Trinity College. The project team consisting of Architects Scott Brownrigg, Project Managers 3PM, Contractor SDC and interior designers IA.

The building has been let to leading games company Frontier Plc.

The building is the first in a series of new buildings to be delivered on the park, which is repositioning to become a leading global technology hub.

Scott Brownrigg Project Director Jason Lebidineuse who led on the design said: “The buildings innovative design has been used as a catalyst for the development of this important science park, setting the standard for future development in the area.”

The building is a 65,000 sq ft three storey construction, positioned within careful landscaping over an innovative underground car park.

The atrium entrance area creates the illusion of a cathedral-like four-storey building. Access to the reception is reached at a half level between the undercroft and podium. This allows for a cascade of Ferco delivered bleacher seating between the levels.

Ferco designed and installed a fixed tiering system in accordance with the requirements of the architect and contractor.

The tiering is a double skin plywood topped on a steel frame with adjustable feet to facilitate fitting on uneven floor surfaces and minor changes in elevation.

The system has been regularly used for similar installations, including the Cineworld Multiplex in Gloucester and the Vue Cinema in Halifax.

All tiering steelwork conforms to British Standards with wood being responsibly sourced from certified suppliers.

• speed of installation with all components manufactured off-site

• space for heating/ventilation

• minimal weight both when complete and for manual handling during construction

• easy access hatches for cleaning

• easily sealed for acoustic and mechanical plenum requirements

• designed and tested to comply the bs 6399: parts 1&2: 'code of practice for dead and imposed loads'

• full design review available

• straight, faceted or radial tiering

• structural steelwork sub-frame

• quality 36mm timber decking

• adjustable feet on support legs for uneven as well as level floor conditions

• cross bracing between vertical supports

• mountable on horizontal, sloping structural steel beams or floors

• variety of fixings to suit all substrate

• acoustic layers and separation on request

• intumescent sealant / class 0 treated ply on request

• aisle and step lights

hand rails

• wheelchair ramps and pedestrian steps

• m&e cut-outs easily formed

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