Background

Brief

The delivery of one of the UK’s largest innovation centres, delivering 40,000ft² flexible Cat B office and workspace.

Background

Trinity College’s Cambridge Science Park is Europe’s largest and longest serving centre for commercial research and development in the Science and Technology sector.
In 2015, Stace were approached by Trinity’s Client Advisors Bidwells, to support the delivery of a new state of the art technology centre, named after Sir John Bradfield – biologist, entrepreneur and former founder of Cambridge Science Park.
Part funded by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, the Centre is managed by workspace operators Central Working on behalf of Trinity College.

Our Role

Stace were appointed in a Cost Management capacity for the delivery of the £20 million scheme.

Our Impact

Designed by Aukette Swanke, the innovation centre curves to border the lake edge, spanning three storeys and covering 40,000ft².

The upper floors are dedicated to Central Workspace’s 36,000ft² of flexible office and break out spaces, which can cater for up to 600 individuals at one time and includes 70 private meeting/ office spaces. Downstairs, the ground floor hosts a restaurant, communal networking areas and retail units, which are open to the public, and dedicated car parking. Other facilities include an auditorium, high spec labs, meeting rooms and ancillary plant space.

Stace were appointed in a Cost Management capacity for this project, conducting evaluations, cost reporting and final accounting.

During the delivery of the project, the brief evolved to the full delivery of Cat B fit-out; Stace undertook a two stage tender process and negotiated the contract sum for both the original Cat A works, and the additional Cat B requirements. To facilitate this addition, Stace undertook an add/omits exercise for any abortive works, supporting our client during the extension of the programme.

To further future proof the project, Stace included contingencies within the structure, to allow for the retro fitting of lab equipment as a future provision.

The new Centre is expected to become the gateway and focal point for Cambridge’s ever-expanding technology cluster.
Location: Cambridge
Project Value: £20 million
Project Services: Cost Management