Peterhouse Technology Park, Cambridge

Case Study Highlights

ProjectPeterhouse Technology Park, Cambridge
ArchitectScott Brownrigg
ContractorKier Group
Scopeurbanspec HB Bin Store Buildings

Bin room buildings ensure low visual impact of bins on high profile business park

Kier Group plc are a leading property, residential, construction and services group; investing in, building, maintaining and renewing the places where we work, live and play. They operate across a range of sectors including defence, education, housing, industrial, power, transport and utilities.  When global technology company ARM unveiled plans to dramatically increase their headcount they wanted to ensure plans to expand their Cambridge HQ were in safe hands.  Kier Group won the £48 million redevelopment contract to provide 18,000 m2 of Grade A office space and two multi-storey car parks alongside the existing buildings.

The production of waste in any densely-populated area is certain.  The effective management and efficient disposal of it is critical if that community is to function properly.  Half-measures will have serious repercussions if the important but easily overlooked function of waste management is not properly grasped at the planning stages.   A well-managed, carefully devised waste streaming system should be an investment that pays for itself; reducing waste disposal costs and unnecessary repair and maintenance bills.

urbanspec were delighted to be involved in the ARM project from the design stages when our premium, modular bin storage was specified in architect Scott Brownrigg’s original plans.

High levels of customisation allow for an aesthetic look that complements the buildings in close proximity; creating a complete and consistent style across any project.  With its standardised height and cladding, uniformity of product is possible with urbanspec HB while a choice of width and depths enables the required combination of 4-wheel bins to be housed.

For this project HB wasteSTOR™ was specified with western red cedar cladding option arranged in a horizontal configuration, allowing the design to blend into surroundings; a key consideration for this project, being developed on a green belt site.

With delivery and installation included in the price, Kier Group could budget accurately and our fully compliant storage system delivered fantastic value supported by great service.  HB wasteSTOR offers an uncomplicated purchase for contractors and has the potential in design to adapt to the changing needs of the scope or future requirements of the client.