University Accommodation
Client: Anglia Ruskin University / Morgan Sindall
Location: Cambridge
Status: Completed

Science Centre at Anglia Ruskin University

This new build creates a major new centre for Science teaching and Research for Anglia Ruskin University on their East Road Campus in Cambridge. The five storey (plus semi-basement) building provides a variety of facilities for 4 different departments, including research labs, teaching labs, seminar rooms, a 300 seat lecture theatre and offices.

The accommodation is arranged around a 5 storey high atrium which provides students and staff with break-out and social space. The 7,750 m2 facility makes imaginative use of a very tight and constrained city centre site which attracted detailed attention from the planners but was constructed with minimal disruption to the remainder of the campus and adjacent residential neighbours.

Saunders Boston was appointed by Morgan Sindall for the technical design delivery stages of this 2 stage Design and Build Contract, including specialist laboratory design input.

Project Scope:

  • Gross Space of 7,750m2
  • Offices
  • Seminar Rooms
  • 300 Seat Lecture Theatre
  • 200 person Teaching Superlab
  • Containment Level 2 Research Labs
  • BIM Level 2
  • BREEAM Very Good