Structural glazing JLP01_09_823116
Napp Laboratories, Milton Road, Cambridge Science Park, Milton, South Cambridgeshire. A view along an elevation at Napp Laboratories during construction, showing its sloping precast concrete columns and structural glazing.
Napp Laboratories was built by Laing Management Contracting for Napp Pharmaceutical Group, with work starting in October 1980. The building project included a combined pharmaceutical production building and warehouse, research and laboratory services, administration offices, restaurant and auditorium. The building, which was designed by Toronto-based Arthur Erickson Architects, consists of three buildings linked together to form one complex. Sitting 1200 mm above the surrounding land on a concrete podium, it also has an ornamental lake on the south side. It was constructed using 102 sloping precast concrete columns and solar reflective sloping double glazing known as structural glazing
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