A peak beneath the scaffolding: website provides new views of the conservation campus
20th October 2014
The contractors refurbishing the building that will house the conservation campus have launched a website about the building and their work there. The website includes facts about the architecture of the building (dubbed “Cambridge’s most elating piece of Brutalism”), an overview of the history of the site around the building, and information about the work that is being carried out at present.
The website also incorporates a media gallery, which provides an opportunity to see the building in exciting new ways. A timelapse video of the roof of the building offers the viewer a glimpse underneath the sheeting that is currently covering the site, while a set of images of the building from the air give a sense of the impressive scale of the work being undertaken.
The conservation campus will occupy three floors of the refurbished building, while other parts of the site will be home to the University of Cambridge’s Department of Zoology. The Museum of Zoology will reoccupy its purpose-built space in the basement of the building, which is undergoing major refurbishment as part of the project. Building work is due to be completed at the end of the summer 2015, and updates on build progress will be added to the website at regular intervals.