University of Cambridge approached Dura to design a key new workshop/laboratory area within their Civil Engineering Building. This new state-of-the-art facility replaces an out-dated location in the centre of Cambridge and is tasked with developing advanced technologies to ensure the UK’s infrastructure is ready for future environmental and economic impacts.
The new workshop was built within the Structures Laboratories of the NRFIS, an interdisciplinary centre for engineering and sensor development. The University’s work is at the forefront of innovation, with their advanced new technologies covering a wide range of applications, from single bridges to entire city districts.
It was therefore key that the new space was versatile enough to accommodate the fields of research as they evolved. The new workshop also needed to be robust and of high-quality, as it was to be used as a key location for the Divisional Team to work with multiple external partners. The tool shop was carefully planned using Dura's 600 series cabinets, to be organised and spacious, while being complementary to the general look and feel of the dark grey cladded building. Specially designed data-acquisition carts were also developed. Having a robust, versatile and well-ordered workshop is key in a state-of-the-art national research facility. The Dura workshop furniture allowed the NRFIS to achieve just that. To read the full case study, and other similar projects, use our profile link to our COMMERCIAL WORKSPACES website.
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