Gateway development at Cambridge Science Park completes
Gateway development, Cambridge Science Park (Scott Brownrigg for TusPark and Trinity College Cambridge - image Hundven Clements Photography)
The stunning new 210,000 square feet Gateway development has been completed on the world renowned Cambridge Science Park. The building was designed by Scott Brownrigg and developed by property consultants Bidwells on behalf of Trinity College and TusPark.
Known as Building 1&2, the development is the final stage of a five-building scheme completed by TusPark and Trinity College, the founders of Cambridge Science Park. The scheme comprises a total of 380,000 square feet of commercial space designed to facilitate and encourage the growth of high-tech and life sciences companies. The objective was to replace some of the existing buildings which date back to the 1970s with a series of exceptional quality buildings that would transform the entrance to the Park. Acting as development managers, Bidwells helped bring the two partners together as well as overseeing the construction process and fully letting all five buildings.
The two-building design creates a flexible option for either single or multi-tenant occupancy, featuring a colonnade which sweeps across the front reflecting the curve of the adjacent road. The entrance colonnade fins lie flat against the side elevations, creating a rhythmical facade system. These vary across the width of each building to provide office spaces with ample daylight without exceeding solar gain. As well as creating a new area of public realm between the two buildings, the design gives transparency to the buildings. It also supports the Park's sustainability agenda having achieved a BREEAM Excellent rating,
Ed Hayden, Scott Brownrigg Director, said:
'Working with such a passionate and talented team has enabled us to create a development of truly exceptional quality with outstanding sustainability credentials and attention to detail. The trust that was placed in us, and the working relationships which have resulted are fundamental to the creation of excellent architecture and we are equally grateful to the whole team and proud of what we have achieved together.'
Building 1&2 is the largest development on the Cambridge Science Park and follows the successful completion of three other new buildings designed by Scott Brownrigg including a state of the art Bio Innovation Centre which completed in 2019. Maintaining a rhythm of verticality that mirrors the parkland surroundings, the group of buildings hold a common language of elegant simplicity in landscaped public realm where innovators and entrepreneurs can collaborate in a relaxed setting.
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