Nicholas Hare Architects' new research building for the Department of Engineering at the University of Cambridge has been granted planning permission.
Located between the department's imposing and ground-breaking 1950s Baker Building and the Royal Cambridge Hotel, the new building will house a variety of engineering research groups in a state-of-the-art facility.
The building will represent a prominent new entity on the busy Fen Causeway that leads into Cambridge and the department has high aspirations for a low-energy, low carbon building that will reflect the innovative work that goes on in the department while also radically reducing energy and life-cycle costs.
"The proposed new building will make a positive contribution to the character and appearance of the conservation area and the setting of the adjacent listed Royal Cambridge Hotel"
John Evans, Cambridge City Council