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