Our project to construct a contemporary Library for Magdalene College, University of Cambridge, has reached a key stage, with brickwork completed to roof level and pre-formed roof pods craned into place.

The new Library Building, designed by Niall Mclaughin Architects, is located on the edge of Fellows Garden, and echoes the gabled form of the adjacent College buildings, including the Grade I listed Pepys Library.

Our team are working to exacting standards to raise the new three-storey structure, which includes L-shaped structural facing-brick piers, spruce glulam beams and exposed cross-laminated timber floor slabs. The roof is constructed with twelve glazed lanterns, each formed with exposed engineered structural timbers. The intersecting pitched roofs will be covered with standing-seam zinc cladding. Our craftsmen are employing both traditional and modern techniques to form the handmade brick chimneys and projecting timber bays.

The project, due for completion later this year, will provide the College with a high quality, durable and environmentally sustainable new Library Building, which will also house an Archive Centre and Art Gallery.