Bouygues UK to develop examination board headquarters for Cambridge University

14 October 2015 (Last Updated October 14th, 2015 18:30)

Bouygues UK, the British subsidiary of Bouygues Construction, has won a £120m contract to design and build a new international headquarters for Cambridge University’s examination boards.

Bouygues UK, the British subsidiary of Bouygues Construction, has won a £120m contract to design and build a new international headquarters for Cambridge University's examination boards.

To be called as 'The Triangle', the building will be based on a 2.5ha brownfield site that was previously occupied by Cambridge University Press.

Two warehouses and an office building have been demolished at the site for the headquarters development.

"Cambridge also represents a new geographic area for us, where we see great potential for our business."

Eric Parry Architects was responsible for designing the building which was done with latest Building Information Modelling (BIM) technology.

Bouygues UK will be responsible for constructing two new five-storey office blocks and a 39m tower at the site. The plan also includes development of a main courtyard between the two buildings.

Construction of the headquarters has already been started and is expected to take around two years, stated Bouygues UK.

Handover for the building has been scheduled for September 2017.

The sustainable building is expected to have an Energy Performance Rating of A and a Display Energy Certificate (DEC) grade for office developments.

Cambridge Assessment, the not-for-profit organisation in charge of operation and management of Cambridge University's examination boards, has awarded the contract to Bouygues.

Cambridge Assessment group chief executive Simon Lebus said: "After a long and thorough tendering process we are delighted to have appointed Bouygues UK and are very much looking forward to working with them.

"Bouygues UK is an award-winning company that is committed to exceptional construction and sustainable practises and has experience in both the public and private sector."

Bouygues UK chairman and chief executive Madani Sow said: "We're looking forward to working with Cambridge Assessment to build their new headquarters, supporting their expansion as they welcome an increasing number of students from all over the world.

"Cambridge also represents a new geographic area for us, where we see great potential for our business."