Since 2012 Faithful+Gould has been providing CDM co-ordination, and latterly Principal Designer services together with a client health & safety advisory role on the new district of Eddington (the North West Cambridge Development).
This project is the largest single capital development project undertaken by the University of Cambridge in its 800-year history. The development is on a 150-hectare site to the North West of Cambridge. The first phase of the mixed-use development comprises student and key worker housing, a supermarket, primary school, community centre, nursery, health facility and public amenity spaces.
Each of these elements on their own would constitute a significant construction project. For this reason, the development was divided into Lots, with each Lot having its own designers and Principal Contractor.
Faithful+Gould were appointed across all Lots, providing continuity for the Client and ensuring designs met health & safety considerations, such as accessibility to roofs for cleaning and maintenance. During the construction phase, providing site safety audits assisted the constructor as they implemented the Lots. There was considerable focus on constantly changing interfaces between the Lots, as structures were built alongside the infrastructure. Having Faithful+Gould involved in all the Lots’ health & safety meant that we were in a good position to assist provision for safe construction at the complex and varying contractors’ interfaces.