The Works: Space Reimagined

The Works is the first of the new buildings to be constructed at Unity Campus, providing striking architecture and high-quality space created within the original pre-cast concrete frame. Housed within the pre-cast concrete frame of the original building, The Works now provides modern office and lab accommodation, ideal for technology and R&D companies. Truly flexible office/lab spaces sit either side of ‘The Street’ – a 100m full-height atrium area providing exceptional furnished breakout space, informal meeting areas and space to relax.

Flexible Design & Terms

  • Suites can be configured to suit your needs – dry lab, office, or lab/office combinations.
  • Flexible lease terms which are sympathetic to your business needs as your organisation evolves.

Inspiring Spaces

  • The Works has collaboration and connection at its core and draws on the industrial heritage of the former warehouse.
  • High-specification infrastructure and finishes across all areas make it an inspirational and comfortable place to work, collaborate and relax.

Connected Location

  • Easy access to Sawston village and its diverse range of local amenities and affordable housing.
  • Prime location close to Whittlesford Parkway Railway station and junction 10 of the M11. Cycle paths all the way to central Cambridge.

Ideal Post-Covid Working Environment

  • Own front doors. Completely independent access and egress from the building.
  • 8 separate toilet/shower blocks, with all cubicles being enclosed rooms (no contamination from adjacent booths).
  • Wide corridors and no pinch-points.
  • Independent fresh air and HVAC systems across all suites.
  • Two stairways and one-way routes through The Street.
  • Flexible layout options.
  • Easy access for cyclists and drivers, and quiet public transport routes.
  • Super high-speed fibre connectivity facilitating remote working.
  • Outdoor areas for informal meeting/breakout.

Ground Floor

The ground floor (29,428 sq ft) of The Works has been constructed to a ‘shell and core+’ standard, recognising that occupiers may have a fitout requirement of a bespoke nature. Offices, development labs, R&D facilities and precision manufacturing can all be accommodated thanks to the heavy load concrete floors, castellated steel frame and the innovative ‘hollow-rib’ ceiling system. Lighting, HVAC systems and floor coverings are all able to be specified to provide a fit-for-purpose fitout.


First Floor

The first floor (28,912 sq ft) of The Works has been fitted out to a Cat A office specification, with raised floors, floor boxes, heating/cooling systems and high standard office lighting. The north and south elevations benefit from 37% glazing as well as significant natural light from the large central atrium.



  • 227 Secure car parking spaces in a dedicated multi-storey car park.
  • 200 cycle parking spaces in easy to access racking.
  • Bicycle maintenance and repair shop available on site.
  • Upgraded footpaths and cycleways to link Sawston village, Whittlesford Parkway and central Cambridge.
  • Automated visitor management system.
  • 20 high spec showers and disabled wetrooms.
  • 32 toilets in landlord managed areas.
  • Management company engaged to clean, stock and maintain common areas.
  • 24 hour access.

Building Specification

  • New façades, roof, service cores and full height glazing.
  • Top quality external landscaping and amenity space.
  • Exposed M&E/services.
  • Raised floor to first floor accommodation.
  • Ground floor access to The Street via pedestrian and full width cargo doors.
  • Generous rooftop plant areas.
  • DDA lifts.
  • Extra wide doors suitable for pallet trucks.

The Environmental Impact

1,900 tonnes of CO2e was saved by utilising the previous building’s existing concrete frame and substructure when developing The Works, and has reduced the total environmental impact from construction materials over the building’s lifespan. This is equivalent to:

Connected Location

Unity Campus is one of the best-connected technology & innovation parks in the region. It sits in a prime location close to public transport links (Whittlesford Parkway station is under a mile away), community activities and amenities in nearby Sawston, cycle networks into central Cambridge and some of the region’s most affordable housing. This combination of accessibility from a travel and amenity perspective sets it apart from other technology & innovation park locations in the cluster.

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Paddy Shipp | 07469 155 531

William Clarke | 01223 347 294

Howard Group