Project Profile: Abcam Cambridge

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Date of completion
May 2016
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Abcam Cambridge
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Groundworks scope

  • Installation of below ground drainage up to 8m depth

  • Installation of below ground tanks using an in-house designed cofferdam system up to 8m depth

  • Ground improvement works/stabilisation to circa 10,000 of the site

  • Infrastructure works to the site perimeter including two roads constructed to adoptable standards

  • Construction of a 3,500m³ raft slab ranging from 600mm to 1m depth

  • The raft slab has circa 3,200m³ of concrete and aapproximately 250 tonnes of reinforcement

  • Installation of a new sub-station and accompanying services.

  • Construction of a 3,500 ground level car park

  • Hard landscaping

Abcam Cambridge - Image Two

Frame scope

  • The frame is split over three sections, blocks A to C and sequenced respectively

  • Each floor has a combined area of circa 3,500 with slab depths ranging from 275mm to 350mm

  • Block A is a three-storey structure with a fourth floor constructed with a steel frame

  • Block B is a three-storey structure with a feature stair detail from the raft slab to the roof

  • Block C is a four-storey structure with a fifth floor constructed with a steel frame

  • There is circa 4,500m³ of concrete for the frame construction and around 550t of reinforcement