Dyson Link Bridge
Project case study Dyson Link Bridge
What do you do when your department's teaching space is split between buildings? Simple, provide a fabulous new glass link bridge walkway to connect up and enjoy the views across campus at the same time.
The Dyson School of Design did just that to link the Engineering and Observatory buildings. By breaking out the existing concrete roof and installing structural elements to support the remaining roof they were also able to create a new staircase and goods lift to the lower levels.
Designed by Penwarden Hale Architects, with prinicpal contractor Russell Cawberry, the project cast included Elecro, Iain Wright Associates taking care of structual engineering, and Mortimer Isaacs in charge of costs.
Completed in March 2020 - although to be officially opened later in the year, this was the final phase of the overall Dyson project which in total cost around £26m and took around five years.
- New glazed link bridge.
- New staircase from the bridge landing position to the lower observatory building levels.
- New lift from the bridge landing position to the lower observatory building levels.
- New structure on the observatory roof to take the bridge link.
Project Cost: £836k Construction. £1.10m total project
Duration: May 2018—March 2020