Cambridge Novotel

Cambridge, United Kingdom

Property owner


Main contractor

McAleer & Rushe


Formation Architects & Leach Rhodes Walker

Acoustic consultant

Rupert Taylor

Structural engineer

BW Murray


7Hz CDM-SEB = 79MN

Building type

Residential & Hotel

Intervention level



A new 217 bedroom 4-star Novotel hotel has been built right next to Cambridge North Station.

The 6-storey building includes a bar and restaurant, as well as a gym, swimming pool, conference facilities and 160 m² of retail space. The new hotel development is the opening scheme to the wider Cambridge North mixed-use regeneration masterplan by Brookgate.

The railway line is only a couple of metres away from the building and the acoustic consultant specified that the building need to be isolated on 7Hz elastomer bearings to protect the hotel rooms from structure-borne noise.

7Hz CDM-SEB bearings were used to support the cores below ground floor level and at the top of every ground floor column.

CDM designed, manufactured and installed failsafes, steel plates and tension details to cope with disproportionate collapse and also shear keys to restrict movement in the stability cores.

Architectural Rendering: AccorInvest

Cambridge Novotel
Cambridge Novotel – CDM-SEB

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