Bouygues UK has appointed Mick George to commence enabling works on its £250m contract for the new University of Cambridge Cavendish III physics laboratory
Located on the West Cambridge campus, Cavendish III will be a purpose-built laboratory for world-leading research for the university’s Department of Physics, bringing a large number of research groups in the department together under one roof to encourage collaboration.
Mick George’s earthworks subcontract is valued at £1.7m.
Professor Andy Parker, Head of the Cavendish Laboratory at The University of Cambridge, said: “This is an exciting step forward for the new Cavendish Laboratory, which will serve as a home for physics research at Cambridge as well as a first-rate facility for the UK as a whole.
“This world-class facility will meet the educational needs of future generations of students much better than is possible at our existing site and its design also facilitates public events, enabling us to continue our extensive programme of work with schools and the wider public.”
Mick George managing director Michael George said: “While this development has many economic benefits for Cambridgeshire and local communities, these benefits will also be felt much wider afield.
“Having completed earthworks on a number of the university’s recent new developments, we are well versed in the complexities that are likely to be involved with this project. As ever, we look forward to applying our technical expertise in delivering another first-class service that will ensure more top-quality research facilities.”