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New Library and IT Centre, Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge

The new Library & IT Centre at Fitzwilliam College in Cambridge, extends the east wing of the 1959 Denys Lasdun College masterplan creating a place for study that reflects the peaceful landscape, respecting and enhancing the adjacent architecture.

The structure is an in-situ concrete frame with flat slabs forming the complex floor shapes and cantilevers necessitating extensive use of finite element analysis. A contiguous piled basement houses the IT Centre in which waterproof concrete was used.

Extraordinary care and workmanship was demonstrated by the whole design and construction team on this £5m project.

Client : Fitzwilliam College

Architect : Edward Cullinan

Contractor : Kier Marriott

Structural Engineer : BCAL

Civil Engineer : BCAL