Lab Research Facility
Client: University of Cambridge
Location: West Cambridge
Status: Complete

Engineering Research Laboratories Whittle Laboratory, West Cambridge

The Whittle Laboratory at the West Cambridge Campus of the University of Cambridge is a Research Facility for the Department of Engineering. Named after Sir Frank Whittle, the inventor of the Jet engine and a graduate of the University, the Whittle Lab specialises in research into the fluid dynamics and thermodynamics of all types of turbomachinery. The project involved the provision of 2 separate extensions and refurbishment of adjacent existing areas. The main extension was a new ‘High Speed’ laboratory housing research rigs and wind tunnels. The second extension created additional write-up and seminar room space to the rear of the complex, built in a style in keeping with the original building.