The University of Cambridge has appointed Farrans as contractor for the Storey’s Field Centre on the North West Cambridge Development.
The £10m Storey’s Field Centre will be the local community centre for residents of the development. The building has been designed by McInnes Usher McKnight Architects (MUMA). It will have a multi-use hall to hold up to 180 people, a medium-size space that will hold up to 50 people and a smaller room for up to 20 people. There will also be a nursery within the centre
The Storey’s Field Centre will be built in the new local centre of the development and overlooks Storey’s Field, the new open green space in the middle of the site.
Gavin Heaphy, construction director of the North West Cambridge Development, said: “Farrans has a clear understanding of our ambitions for the building to be of the highest quality in terms of build, architecture and sustainability. We know it will be used by many in Cambridge and we will be creating a new building that the community can be proud of.”
The centre will be run by the Storey’s Field Community Trust, run by the university and Cambridge City Council in joint venture.
Farrans managing director John Wilson said: “We have been based in Cambridgeshire for over 67 years, and our selection as the contractor for this exciting project is a key milestone in our history.”
Farrans will be working with Turner & Townsend Project Management and Gardiner & Theobald Cost Management on the project. Construction on site starts in September 2015, with completion due in late 2016. There are phased completions for the overall North West Cambridge Development with the first phase of completion expected in 2017.