The David Attenborough Building, University of Cambridge

Designed in the brutalist fashion by Sir Philip Dowson of Arup Associates with construction completed in 1971.

Nicholas Hare Architects were appointed in 2012 to conduct refurbishment of the building which includes the introduction of a 3-storey living wall within the reception atrium.

The Building

The David Attenborough Building is located in the heart of the city, on the University of Cambridge’s New Museums Site. It provides a vibrant hub for the partners in the Cambridge Conservation Initiative (CCI), a unique collaboration between the University of Cambridge and the Cambridge-based cluster of leading conservation organisations, and the Museum of Zoology.

Rope Access Techniques

We were instructed on the testing and inspection of previously installed access equipment. This ranged from soffit mounted abseil tracks to chemically fixed eyebolts.

Our inspections were successfully completed by one of Eurosafe Solutions multi-skilled rope access teams with a focus on safety and quality.

Other services available via our rope access team:

  • Cladding Remedial Works
  • High Level Surveys
  • Inspections
  • Cleaning
  • Cladding & Glazing Installations
  • Bespoke Installations
  • Rescue Provision
  • High Level Maintenance

For more information on our rope access services please contact. . .

Ian Shore (Rope Access Manager)

Telephone: 0114 250 7411 E-mail: