Cavendish III and the Shared Facilities Hub, West Cambridge
A chance to visit the Cavendish III and the Shared Facilities Hub projects, both new buildings for the University of Cambridge. Basement and raft foundation construction is well underway, with superstructure construction due to begin in late July.
Cavendish III will be a new home of the Department of Physics at the University of Cambridge. The department is one of the most distinguished Physics research institutions in the world and is renowned for fundamental discoveries such as the discovery of the electron and the structure of DNA. Its ground-breaking research is varied and covers the whole range of Physics related disciplines. With a gross internal area of around 33,000sqm, Cavendish III will provide state-of-the-art facilities for research and teaching, housing a range of laboratories, offices, clean rooms, workshops and multiple lecture theatres. In addition to serving as a home for physics research at Cambridge, the new Cavendish Laboratory will be a top-class facility for the nation though funding support from EPSRC – much of the specialised research equipment in the new building will be made available to other institutions. The building will be named the Ray Dolby Centre in recognition of the sound pioneer and alumni of the laboratory.
The neighbouring Shared Facilities Hub is a 5000sqm development which will provide shared amenity facilities comprising mainly teaching, library and catering spaces. This pioneering building will be the first non-departmental facility for use by everyone from the university as well as to all members of the public. It is also the first of several such hubs to be provided in the West Cambridge masterplan.