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Unit 25 Cambridge Science Park

Project Unit 25 Cambridge Science Park
Location Cambridge
Sector Offices
Project Value £21 million
Main Architect Scott Brownrigg
Main Contractor SDC Builders Ltd
Sub Contractor Facade Contractor – MTW Architectural
CAB member Metalline (Services)
System External façade of glass, metallic panels and fins for solar shading

Winners of the best commercial workplace award for the South of England, Unit 25 Cambridge Science Park is a state of the art facility providing laboratories and office space for Bio tech and Med Tech companies. This BREEAM Good facility was built by SDC and features an external façade of glass, metallic panels and fins for solar shading. At each corner of the building a chamfered picture frame feature of curtain walling and panels, adds to the modern design.

Metalline who manufacture a range of architectural fabrications worked closely with MTW Architectural the specialist façade contractor to ensure that all materials were delivered on time and to exact specification. They supplied in excess of 1000m2 of A2 rated Ultima insulated spandrel panels, Unity interlocking rainscreen panels, interlocking soffits, copings, pressings and cills for the project. The picture frame finish to the corners of the building were finished in a slate grey polyester powder coating. The horizontal rainscreen panels used to break up the expanse of glass shown on the front of the building were finished in tiger drylac 068/70764 PPC. This finish mimics an anodised finish and features on all four sides of the building.