Unit 22 and Unit 25
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SDC has recently completed two new projects on the Cambridge Science Park for Trinity College and Tsinghua University Holdings (TUS Park UK). The new builds, Units 22 and 25, were designed by leading architects Scott Brownrigg and sit adjacent to Unit 26-27 which was previously completed by SDC in 2018. The combination of these three buildings, totalling £65 million, creates the Bio-Hub, transforming Cambridge Science Park into a leading technology hub and putting the park in good stead for future developments.
The Park, which is situated on Milton Road, began development in 1970 and has since spread across 57 buildings and 152 acres. Trinity College established the site and continue to produce graduates to work with the leading technological companies on the park. Combined, the buildings house up to 105 companies, boasting 6500 employees across the park.
Unit 25, or the Bio Innovation Centre, is the first bioincubator on the Science Park. The project involved the construction of a 3-storey state-of-the-art Bio hub facility providing approximately 40,300 sq. ft of laboratories and write up space. Unit 25 also houses a stunning reception area and café. Mogrify, a technology company working on cellular conversions, occupy 12,000 sq. ft inside Unit 25, becoming the first tenant to move in.
The quality of the construction of Unit 25 is fantastic. The building was completed on time and to the highest standards I’ve ever seen. Although this is a multi-tenant building, composed of individual units, it’s clear that a lot of thinking has gone into the development. I am very impressed.
Unit 22, visibly squarer from the front, involved the construction of a 3-storey building providing approximately 60,500 sq. ft of B1 Category A office space. The building, with plant on the roof, has an elevated entrance and podium that provides the link to other buildings and businesses on the park. The building has been let to a single tenant.
Both buildings provide office and laboratory space for early stage Bio Tech and Med Tech companies and have been designed for tenants on a floor-by-floor basis, but with the added flexibility to accommodate multiple tenants on each floor.
The exteriors of both buildings comprise curtain walling and chamfered bays to create key features at the building corners, with one corner alone costing £175,000. The building also has metallic panels and fins for solar shading. Unit 22 achieved a BREEAM ‘Excellent’ Award with Unit 25 achieving ‘Very Good’.
SDC is also currently working on Units 1-21 and the Hub scheme, a 200,000 sq. ft research and development headquarters, on the Science Park. View more of SDC's Science Park projects in the Portfolio.