Cambridge Assessment Centre – EH Smith

Cambridge Assessment Centre

University of Cambridge

Established over 150 years ago, Cambridge Assessment operates and manages the University of Cambridge three exam boards and carries out academic and operational research on assessment in education.

The development provides approximately 350,000ft² (NIA) of new office and amenity space for 3000 people with 1325 bicycle spaces.

The main façades are formed of horizontal bands of handset brickwork in lime mortar, combined with light coloured self-finished precast concrete elements, and include a visual arts intervention by Vong Phaophanit and Claire Oboussier.

A taller tower is located along the railway, marking the site when viewed from the railway and busway approach into Cambridge station.

EH Smith worked with Eric Parry Architects to select and supply an appropriate facing brick for this landmark scheme.

Location: Cambridge

Architect: Eric Parry Architects

Contractors: Bouygues

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