Project Atria, Cambridge Biomedical Campus.
The New Heart and Lung Research Institute is situated on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus, adjacent to the new Royal Papworth Hospital. Just some of the new facilities included in the building are; state-of-the-art research laboratories for cell, molecular and translational research, a multi-purpose 10 bed clinical research facility and high throughout omics laboratories and tissue banking.
We began early correspondence with the SDC estimating team to begin scoping out our suggestions for the Balustrade Package required. In close contact with the pre-con team, we assisted with providing some early-stage cost support. We worked alongside the team including various quote revisions and technical reviews for the project which enabled us to really drill into the detail and provide the most appropriate solution for the team. Following this, we were finally appointed by the commercial team to carry out the full design, supply, and installation of the Balustrade Package. Our knowledge of design, with the assistance of our in-house design and technical personnel, enabled us to provide a solution that was both cost-effective and detailed in terms of our design offering which coordinated with the intent of the Architects and Contractor.
The Balustrades were required to various areas across the scheme, including balustrades to the main and east stair and first and second floor atriums. In full, the package detailed:
- B20 Stainless Steel and Mid Rail Infill Balustrades
- B20 Stainless Steel and Wire Infill Balustrades
- B10 Wall Handrails
- B40 Frameless Glass Balustrade
Project Specification Features
Mid Rail Infill
12mm diameter horizontal mid rails offset mounted to the posts to Main and East Stair
21.5mm thick clear toughened, heat-soaked and laminated glass to B40 Glass Balustrades
Stainless Steel Wires
3mm diameter tensioned stainless steel wires to External Retaining Wall
Very good experience with BA Systems so far, right from tender through to the order stage. Always provide timely responses to queries/ changes and assistance with solutions for client review.