HLRI Cambridge

Victor Phillip Dahdaleh Heart and Lung Research Institute (HLRI)


Architect: R H Partnership Architects
Main Contractor: SDC
Installer: JPJ Installations Ltd

A joint venture between the University of Cambridge and Royal Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, the Victor Phillip Dahdaleh Heart and Lung Research Institute (HLRI) is a major new £45million facility accommodating Europe’s largest concentration of heart and lung medicine scientists and clinicians. It draws together the NHS and academia to create a world-leading research environment and is a unique facility of its kind in the UK.

Creating the largest Biotech cluster outside of the United States meant that the specification, already approved on previous projects, had to be met. Kawneer systems were selected for this important building by the University of Cambridge.

Installed by approved specialist subcontractor JPJ Installations Ltd, Kawneer’s AA®100 Zone Drained and AA®100 Structurally Silicone Glazed (SSG) Curtain Wall systems, and AA®720 Windows, feature on the main elevations, with the AA®720 Series Door Systems chosen for the main entrance area. In high access areas, the AA®190 TB Welded Door is used and on the ground floor. AA®100 Rooflights were also installed on the third floor.

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