THE PROJECT COMPRISED OF THE CONSTRUCTION OF A NEW INTERPRETIVE EXHIBITION CENTRE AND VISITORS FACILITIES BUILDING AT THE CAMBRIDGE AMERICAN CEMETERY.
The new Interpretive Centre building was constructed using traditional loadbearing cavity wall construction supported of a piled raft type foundation. The external facing brick skin included feature Portland stone dressings, feature bands and cill detailing. The roof structure was constructed with a combination of structural steelwork and glulam beams finished with a natural roof slate finish. Internally high quality finishes were incorporated into the building including natural stone flooring.
A new Visitors Facilities building incorporating new toilets was also constructed to match the former adjacent Visitors Centre including Portland stone external walling, slate roofing and high quality finishing’s.
The project also included the formation of new car parking areas and an extensive landscaping scheme.
Key features of the project were:-
- Sensitive working environment
- Piled foundations and ground beams
- High quality Portland stone cladding and detailing
- Steel and glulam roof structure
- High quality internal finishes