Key Facts

Location Cambridge BioMedical Campus
Architect Scott Brownrigg
Area C103,000 sq ft

The Project

Buro Four has been appointed to deliver the second scheme as part of the Phase 2 Cambridge Biomedical Campus expansion. The building, designed to be multi-let from the outset, will provide 103,000 sq ft of laboratory and office space over 5 storeys.

To be developed speculatively, this £65 million project is located on Discovery Drive adjacent to the recently completed 100,000 sq ft Abcam building. it has been designed to accommodate industry start-ups, university spin-outs and healthcare entrepreneurs. The developers’ landscape-first philosophy will deliver a building grounded in a public realm that will flow right to the front door. On arrival, a compelling entrance feature will welcome visitors, comprising an abstract structural tree - symbolising the coming together of science, discovery and architecture. The building’s public café and shared work areas will foster the vibrant buzz of social spaces associated with research collaboration and moments of serendipity.


Buro Four has been appointed as both Project Manager and Employers Agent, leading the team to work collaboratively to develop innovative solutions to provide a high level of flexibility in the building, fostering a holistic approach to align the practical needs of the users, design and commercially.

- Managing the design process in line with the masterplan and procurement.
- Designing to high sustainability criteria, to include BREEAM Excellent accreditation
- Integrated future-proofing into the processes and documentation to facilitate a smooth incorporation of tenant fit-out or essential change.