Maurice Wilkes Building, St. John’s Innovation Park, Cambridge

Vinci Construction UK Ltd were engaged in working on the new St Johns Innovation Park in Cambridgeshire. Part of the project is the £15m building known as the Maurice Wilkes Building (named after the esteemed technology pioneer Sir Maurice Wilkes and recognised as a grade A flag ship building). The project required a series of cycle parking solutions within the area.

Broxap provided solutions, however the criteria from the architect for the large scale cycle compound was different in scope to any of their existing shelters. This wasn’t an issue for Broxap as the design team produced a cost effective engineered solution to match the architect’s vision.

The steel slat effect mirrors elements of the main buildings on the campus, whilst inside the Broxap Two Tier Cycle Parking offers large scale easy parking of cycles.

Additionally, the mechanical coded lock offers security access to users, whilst elsewhere on the campus there are other cycle parking solutions for short stay users. This solution is provided in the form of a Monopitch Newcastle Shelter in a run of 2 formation with Hi-Rise installed beneath; as well as a single Newcastle Monopitch with Sheffield stands beneath for parking.

All shelters and racks were supplied in a galvanised finish with aluminium roof cladding panels.