Project Details

This new six-storey 18,000m2 centre is located on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus next to the Cancer Research UK Cambridge Institute.

Britplas completed the design (to Level 2 BIM) and installation of 2,500m2 of curtain walling and 250m2 of cladding – completing the full façade building package, including all structural steel work required to build the protruding pods down each side of the building.

The Schüco FW60+ curtain walling sections were manufactured and installed into precast concrete panels off-site for minimal disruption on site and to ensure the fastest possible weather tightening of the building.

The curtain wall screens measure 2.1 x 8m and are around 800kgs with the total panel weighing in around 7.5 tonnes.

The panels are the largest curtain wall screens installed in a precast panel in the UK to date, to our knowledge.

The project won the Supply Chain Excellence Award in the 2017 Construction News Awards.

Project Capella, University of Cambridge

This project involved the design and installation of the external glazed facade to a new, state of the art laboratory building for the University of Cambridge at their Biomedical Campus.

University of Cambridge

Main contractor
Kier Major Projects

Contract value


University of Cambridge Biomedical Campus, Cambridge

Schüco FW60+ curtain walling, Kingspan Benchmark composite panels, SFS, revolving doors, actuated smoke vents