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Cambridge University's Judge Business School gets £32m redevelopment

Posted by Stephanie Broad | October 12, 2015 | Bricks & mortar

The Cambridge Judge Business School, which is the business school of the University of Cambridge, is set to undergo an extensive £32m redevelopment of its site in the centre of Cambridge.

Taking the form of a brand new building, measuring 4,790m2, the Simon Sainsbury Centre will enable the school to extend its world-class learning and conference facilities beyond its existing provision. 

Kershaw Mechanical Services has been appointed to install full M&E building services into the new, four-storey centre, which will incorporate lecture theatres, seminar rooms, office space, breakout areas and dining facilities. 

The mechanical scope includes a basement plant room with air handling, water storage and distribution equipment; a rooftop plant area for chillers and air conditioning units; and full Building Management System. Trox SCHOOLAIR-V façade-mounted, vertical heat recovery units are being used for the first time on a building project in the UK – having been recently introduced to the market – to provide ventilation to the upper floors. The electrical works include solar photovoltaic array to selected roof areas, a full LED lighting system with daylight and occupation control, fire alarms, data, security and access.

The project is targeted to achieve BREEAM excellent and due to complete in summer 2017. 

Ian Greenstock, Sales Director for Kershaw Mechanical Services, said: “We are thrilled to have won the M&E contract for the Cambridge Judge Business School extension and it will be a welcome addition to our portfolio of completed projects for the University of Cambridge which includes new departmental buildings, student accommodation and sports facilities.”

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