Cambridge Biomedical Campus – design and construction of the AstraZeneca Headquarters and Papworth Hospital, Cambridge

18 January, 2017 | 18:30 - 20:00

Aerial view of the biomedical campus, credit Cambridge Biomedical Campus.
Aerial view of the biomedical campus, credit Cambridge Biomedical Campus.

About this event

The Cambridge Biomedical Campus is currently undergoing a major expansion that includes the co-location of companies alongside the existing 12,000-strong community of healthcare professionals and research scientists, and is on track to becoming one of the leading biomedical centres in the world by 2020. Part of this development is the construction of a new, state-of-the-art, headquarter and research centre for AstraZeneca along with the relocation of Papworth Hospital.

The presentation will cover the design, construction and progress on the AstraZeneca Headquarter in general. Part of this presentation will focus on the design and construction of a new 128m-long tunnel beneath Francis Crick Avenue.

The second part of the evening will focus on the new Papworth Hospital, a 40,000m2 specialised cardiothoracic hospital. The main structure was recently topped out and construction of the internal walls and fit-out of mechanical and electrical installation ongoing.


For more information, please contact:

Joey Le Gresley


  • Lloyd Rew – Tunnel Construction Manager, AstraZeneca Headquarter Project
  • Azzam Sawalhi – Operations Manager - Construction, AstraZeneca Headquarter Project
  • TBA – Skanska Construction Team, Papworth Hospital