The project required the furnishing of the newly developed Student Services Centre (SSC), a part-refurbishment of a group of pre-existing Grade II listed buildings (ground floor of part of the Old Cavendish Laboratory and Rayleigh Wing, whole of the Arts School) and part-new-build (replacement to the Old Exams Halls). The areas covered throughout the project spanned various office spaces, meeting rooms (some of which are for shared use), an exam hall on the ground floor, and a new atrium space in the new building. The project also focused on a shared common room and shared staff facilities.
Showcase PSR Portsdown was awarded the Furniture package in April 2018 and worked closely with Bennetts and the client groups with product selection, budgets and timescales.
Bringing the various departments from small buildings spread across Cambridge into one purpose-built central location brought several challenges. Identifying them and providing the correct storage to meet the needs of the different departments was a crucial element tothe success of this move. With the guidance of Dana and her team, we surveyed the existing storage within each building. The results of these visits were documented.
It was important in the following stages that we assessed how to accommodate the individual requirements within each area of the new Students Services Centre. We achieved this by identifying a range of system storage with a comprehensive number of different heights, drawer options, shelving and filing solutions at a price that fits the project budget.