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Project spotlight in Cambridge




GTA recently completed the architectural transformation of PA’s Global Innovation and Technology Centre (GITC), in Cambridge, UK. Originally designed by architects Richard Rogers and Renzo Piano in 1975, the 10,000-square-meter facility is a signature building with inside-out services and engineering.


PA Consulting first appointed an architect for feasibility design of the new entrance. GTA took the project reins thereafter with an expanded scope. GTA refined options that were buildable, gained planning permission and a programme strategy allowing PA to remain in occupation throughout the whole construction period.


Key Features

  • 20 meeting rooms with proven acoustic performance to British Standards testing

  • New EV car charge points

  • 11,000 tonnes of road excavation

  • 350 Tonnes of roadway stone substrate and 1,200 sq.m of tarmac coverage

  • 1,350 tonnes of gabion granite stone

  • Landscaping providing 46 new trees, 4,000 shrubs, 6,000 m2 seeding and turf and 42 new insect boxes, bird boxes, bat boxes

  • 400 Linear metres of partitioning, equivalent to the 4 x the length of a football pitch

  • 100% improved accessibility


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