West Hub University of Cambridge Building Design, Jestico + Whiles Architects, Bouygues UK Cambridgeshire Project

West Hub University of Cambridge Building, UK

14 June 2022

Bouygues UK Hands Over West Hub to the University of Cambridge

Design: Jestico + Whiles Architects

Location: West Hub, University of Cambridge, JJ Thomson Ave, Cambridge CB3 0US, Cambridgeshire, South East England, UK

West Hub University of Cambridge Building

Photos by Paul Raftery

West Hub University of Cambridge Building News

Bouygues UK has handed over the West Hub to the University of Cambridge. The first building of its kind for the University, the West Hub is located at the heart of its West Cambridge site, where the Ray Dolby Centre, the new centrepiece of the Cavendish Laboratory, is also currently under construction by Bouygues UK.

West Hub University of Cambridge Building

The West Hub, which opened its doors on 26 April, has been designed to promote a collaborative environment on the site, connecting people from different departments of the University. Constructed by Bouygues UK under a design and build contract, the building provides a lively new facility for the West Cambridge Innovation Distric.

West Hub University of Cambridge Building

Moving away from the more institutionalised buildings on the site, this facility welcomes all – students, academics, researchers, businesses and the wider community – to share, learn and collaborate in its open and flexible spaces. The café bar and canteen facilities on the ground floor provide a varied range of catering options and, along with a convenience shop, will be open to all, encouraging the surrounding community to experience what the West Hub has to offer.

West Hub University of Cambridge Building

A collection of library, study, teaching and meeting room spaces can be found on the upper floors the building which will be shared by the current and future users of the site. The teaching rooms are adaptable and open for business and community use outside core teaching times.

West Hub University of Cambridge Building

The West Hub is a low-energy building which has scored an ‘Excellent’ BREEAM (Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method) rating. A 10% reduction in carbon emissions has been achieved using zero and low carbon solutions such as a ground source heat pump.

West Hub University of Cambridge Building

Neil Pixsley, Project Director at Bouygues UK said, “Following the completion of the Triangle Project for the University of Cambridge, we are proud to have been part of the team to deliver this outstanding building. The architecture and attention to detail has resulted in a truly inspirational building for both the University and the wider community which everyone who has been part of the project can be proud of.’’

West Hub University of Cambridge Building

Matt Allen, Project Director at the University of Cambridge said, “We are delighted that Bouygues UK has successfully delivered this strategic hub building which will significantly enhance the facilities at the University’s West Cambridge site. The West Hub is a vital milestone towards supporting an impactful innovation district that will help the University to retain its globally competitive position.”

West Hub University of Cambridge Building

Bouygues UK

Bouygues UK is one of the leading construction companies in the United Kingdom. It focuses on sectors where it can add value through the technical expertise, skills and experience of Bouygues UK and the wider global Bouygues Group.

West Hub University of Cambridge Building

These include residential (social housing, the private rented sector, private for sale homes, mixed-use, care homes and student accommodation); and education (ranging from nursery schools through to higher education) as well as technically complex projects across sectors where the company’s expertise can be maximised. Bouygues UK provides intelligent management throughout the entire life-cycle of each project, delivering efficiently and to an excellent standard. It combines a local focus with international strength and expertise: the company is wholly owned by Bouygues Construction, a global player in construction and services.

West Hub University of Cambridge Building

Photos: Paul Raftery

Jestico + Whiles

West Hub University of Cambridge Building, Cambridgeshire, England, images / information received 140622 from Bouygues UK

Location: West Hub, University of Cambridge, JJ Thomson Avenue, Cambridge CB3 0US, Cambridgeshire, south east England, United Kingdom

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