Bouygues UK are building the new home for the Department of Physics at the University of Cambridge. This Cavendish III new building is (like the Cavendish II) located on the West Cambridge site. The building is part funded (£75m) by the Dolby Foundation and will be known as The Ray Dolby Centre. Central Government via the ESPRC has also part funded the building to the value of £75m to create a National Centre for Physics in the UK.

Alongside the Cavendish III, within the same compound Bouygues are also building a Shared Facilities Hub and creating JJ Thompson Gardens. The café, bar and library within this hub building will support the Cavendish III as well as all the other buildings on campus.

The architects are Jestico + Whiles, project management support is from consultants Currie + Brown, other principle consultants are BDP and nbbj.

Largest single building under construction in Cambridge

6 cranes total on site; 5 working solely on the construction of the new Cavendish III building

5 wings and a large basement. In total 32,000m sq including clean rooms, laboratory space, cryostat areas and offices

250 workers on site at present. There will be over 600 people working on site at the busiest stage of the project.

As of end of October 295,000 work hours have taken place on site alone (this excludes the work done by approx. 80 people within the site offices)

The build is at civils stage and currently at level 3 in Wing Three; level 2 in Wing Four; at ground floor (from basement) for Wing Two and at level 1 in Wing 1 – the public wing of the building.

Address JJ Thomson Avenue, Cambridge, CB3 0DY

There is no parking avaible on the site, the nearest car parking is a 10 minuet wanls away at Madingley Road Park & Ride.

The Site Entrance is located off Charles Babbage Road opposite the University of Cambridge Veterinary School.

Parking available no
Length of Visit 1 Hour
Maximum Group Size 10
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Disabled Access yes

The site has limited access for persons in a wheelchair or mobility scooter (the site would need to be contcated in advance of a visit so that a risk assessment could be undertaken)

Child Restrictions yes

Children must be accompanied by a reposnsible adult and must have minimum sixe 3 shoe size for safty footwear.

Minimum age 12

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