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The Anne McLaren Building

PSP Architectural was commissioned to produce the COR-TEN bespoke modular sub-structure and architectural feature fins for the Anne McLaren Building on the South-Western corner of the Cambridge Biomedical Campus. Consisting 215,000m2 gross internal area (GIA), the building is dedicated to clinical research, biomedical and biotech developments.

The Anne McLaren Building

The Anne McLaren Building is named after the professor who was a leading authority on mammalian genetics and helped to develop techniques that led to the creation of IVF. Located within the largest centre of medical research and health science in Europe – Cambridge Biomedical Campus brings together renowned names such as AstraZeneca, Cancer Research UK, The Stem Cell Institute and Abcam.

PSP Architectural manufactured the bespoke modular sub-structure and architectural feature fins using COR-TEN steel, specified for this project to achieve a strong visual accent for this prominent building which reflects the surrounding landscape through its earthy tones.

The COR-TEN cladding was in stark contrast to the reconstituted stone located below the steel and the PSP Aluminium unitised glazing, fabricated curtain walling and aluminium doors.

ARCHITECT
Sheppard Robson

CONTRACTOR/DEVELOPER
Laing O’Rourke Construction

PSP CLIENT
Laing O’Rourke Facades

PSP SYSTEM
COR-TEN Bespoke Sub-Structure
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‘PSP were the obvious choice. After working with them on several schemes across numerous typologies, we were confident that they could deliver the highly bespoke modular sub-structure and architectural fins which are the signature features of this building. Their ability to provide a single point of procurement for the full bespoke envelope ensured collectively we could achieve a superior finish.’
JON CLARIDGE, LAING O’ROURKE FACADES

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