One Station Square, Cambridge

Project team


Architect:Pringle Brandon Perkins & Wills

Structural Engineer:Mott MacDonald

M&E Engineer:Hilson Moran

Main Contractor:Wates Construction Ltd

Concrete Contractor:DECOMO

Photos:Courtesy of DECOMO

Date of completion:2017

One Station Square, a six-storey BREEAM ‘Excellent’ mixed-use building utilised a precast concrete facade. The facade’s design was driven by the need to minimise solar gain whilst maintaining excellent levels of beneficial daylight along with a view out.

The final facade solution was selected to achieve these objectives whilst creating a high quality design. The design includes high performance glazing and external solar shading.

Precast concrete was chosen due to its ability to create the façade profiles and detailing required in the design which gave the building a natural and solid look.

Larger precast pieces were manufactured offsite to reduce the programme for onsite works and provide a cost-effective solution to achieve the expression of solidity and scale.

The sandwich panels on the ground floor cladding reduced the need for further trades on site. The horizontal solar shading fins to the south and north facade are manufactured using extruded aluminium profiles matched in the colour of the precast concrete.

More information on precast concrete cladding is included in the Offsite Concrete Construction brochure.