WC Refurbishment, Selwyn College


The Client:

Selwyn College, Cambridge


The Project:

The remit was to refurbish the ground and first floor male and female WC's.


Value:   £21,000          Duration:  1 week       Location: Grange Road, Cambridge



 Cubical door openings Back to wall pan  full height IPS duct panels Concealed trap urinals  full height IPS duct panels Vanity unit Vanity unit with inset basins

Features:    Services: 
  •  Cubicle Systems 'Modular' Range
  • Integrated Plumbing System (IPS) with full height duct panels mounted on a galvanised steel sub-frame
  • Melamine faced WC cubicles and back to wall pans
  • Concealed trap urinals with china modesty screens
  • High Pressure Laminate (HPL) vanity units with inset basins
  •  Project Management                                                      




Leckhampton Dining Room & Kitchen

The Client:


Regent Construction, main contractor


Corpus Christi College is one of the ancient colleges in the University of Cambridge.  Leckhampton is a separate campus for Corpus's graduate students.  The central building in the Leckhampton campus is Leckhampton House, a fine Victorian residential building.


The Project:


The remit was refurbishment of an existing kitchen area and erection of a new dining hall.


Value:  £30,000      Duration:  10 weeks       Location: Corpus Christi College, Cambridge



 Altro Whiterock wall cladding Perimeter lighting detail Dining Hall Plasterboard detail


Features:    Services: 
  • Perimeter lighting detail
  • Splayed rooflight shafts
  • Acoustic plasterboard
  • Acoustic wall linings
  • MF suspended ceilings
  • Altro Whiterock White hygienic wall cladding system
  • Tape and jointing



Betty & Gordon Moore Library

The Client:

Millcam Construction


The Project:

The project was won by 3 Dimensions under competitive tender.  Our works comprised of metal stud and glazed partitioning.


Value:  £13,000       Duration:  2 weeks     Location:  Centre for Mathematical Sciences, Cambridge




 Glazed double doorset with glazed overpanel Glazed partition front elevation 1 Glazed partition front elevation 2 Glazed partition front elevation 3 Glazed partition side elevation with plasterboard nib vents Standard dot and bespoke equation manifestation 1 Standard dot and bespoke equation manifestation 2


Features:    Services:   
  • SAS System 8000 full height 12mm single glazed partitioning, glass door sets with floor springs and glazed overpanels.
  • Standard 50mm dot manifestation to comply with DDA regulations and then further bespoke 'equation' manifestation in various locations
  • Metal stud partition nibs to accommodate existing dado trunking and new air grilles
  • Glazed partitioning
  • Bespoke manifestation
  • Metal stud partitioning
  • Tape & jointing



Paion - Brookmount Court, Cambridge

The Client:  

Paion UK Ltd


The Project:

Our remit was to design and fit-out the existing space providing new offices, meeting rooms and break out room accommodation.  Our works comprised the installation of solid and double glazed demountable partition walls, door sets, sliding folding wall, decorations, shower room, electrical and mechanical installations and susupended ceiling alterations and repairs.  In addition, we supplied and installed meeting room tables and office seating.


Value:  £100, 000          Duration:  8 weeks          Location:  Brookmount Court, Cambridge




 Before 1 Before 2 Before 3 Breakout Area Moveable wall Office partitions_1 Office Partitons_2 Office Partitions_3 Office Partitions_4 Shower Room Small Meeting_Room



Features:    Services:   
  • Logika solid and double glazed partitions
  • Hygienic wall linings
  • Moveable wall
  • Glazing manifestation
  • New emergency lighting installation
  • New shower installation
  • Acoustic wall panels
  • Meeting room tables
  • Office and break out seating
  • Design
  • Building control approval
  • Electrical and data
  • Air conditioning & heat recovery and ventilation system
  • Decorations
  • Moveable wall
  • Floor finishes
  • Suspended Ceiling alterations
  • Site strip-out

Wallwork Cambridge UK

The Client:

Wallwork Cambridge UK is part of the Wallwork group of companies specialising in hard coatings, heat treatment, machine build, vacuum brazing and other services.


The Project:

Our remit was to design and fit new offices within a space under the mezzanine floor. Our works comprised of installation of demountable partition walls, two sets of 1.5 doors, creating a fire rated casing under the stairs area, supply and installation of laboratory Trespa top tables and sink units, including new lighting and repairs to the existing suspended ceiling.


Value: £28,700         Duration:  4 weeks         Location:    Buckingway Business Park, Swavesey




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Features Services
  • Demountable partition walls with honey comb panels
  • Vinyl finish to walls
  • Fire rated casing to under the stairs area
  • Laboratory benches with Trespa tops, laboratory sink units and storage units.
  • Electrical and data cables into dado trunking and new emergency lights
  • Design
  • BG ShaftWall system installation
  • Electrical installation
  • Building Control Approval

Fluidic Analytics

The Client:  

Fluidic Analytics was formed in 2013 as a spin-out from the Department of Chemistry at the University of Cambridge. 


The Project:

Our brief specification was to transform the warehouse into laboratory and office space. Our works comprised of installation of new tea point, including building half glazed partition walls around the area. In the laboratory area, we installed a new lay in ceiling, curtains and lab benches. The project also included general electrical, air conditioning, plumbing and fire alarm works throughout the building.


Value: £52,400            Duration: 4 weeks               Location:       Cambridge




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 Features  Services
  • Sektor metal stud partition
  • Rockfon Artic suspended ceiling
  • Laboratory sink unit with Trespa top
  • Laboratory fume cupboard
  • Surface mounted steel conduit to feed pendant lights
  • Divider dark room and dust curtains
  • Design
  • Metal stud partition (half glazed)
  • Lay-in suspended ceiling
  • Electrical
  • Air conditioning
  • Plumbing
  • Fire and intruder alarm

Perse Upper School - Library Alterations

The Client: Custom Builders


The Project:  This project was won by 3 Dimensions under competitive tender. Our works comprised of suspended ceiling alterations, glazed partitioning, folding wall & fire rated partition windows.


Value: £25,000           Duration:  6 Weeks        Location: Cambridge



Concertina Folding Wall 1 Concertina Folding Wall 2 Komfort Klassic Double Door Komfort Klassic Partitioning SAS XP Window Frames

Features: Services:
  • Komfort Klassic  double glazed timber partitioning finished in Ash
  • Concertina top-hung folding wall
  • SAS XP colour matched aluminium single glazed 60 minute fire rated window frames
  • Suspended ceiling alterations to MF plasterboard and Armstrong Ultima Vector ceilings
  • Acoustic ceiling void barrier
  • Metal stud & plasterboard to form false columns
  • Tape & joint
  • Timber glazed partitioning
  • Folding wall
  • Retro-fit window frames
  • Suspended ceilings



Global Health Suite - Department of Pathology

The Client: Millcam Construction


The Project:  This project was won by 3 Dimensions under competitive tender. Our works comprised of metal stud partitions, suspended ceilings, ceiling rafts and a sliding folding wall.

Value:  £20,000            Duration: 4 Weeks         Location: Downing Site, Cambridge



 Armstrong Axiom_KE_Canopy_1  Armstrong Axiom KE Canopy 2 Komfort Folding Wall 1 Komfort folding wall 2 Komfort Folding Wall 3

Features: Services:
  • Komfort 200 sliding folding wall, centrefold with bottom roller, pass door, Camira sound absorbent inserts and melamine surround
  • Armstrong Axiom Knife Edge suspended ceiling canopies
  • Armstrong Ultima+ dB tegular suspended ceilings
  • Metal stud partitioning
  • Sliding folding wall
  • Suspended Ceilings / suspended ceiling rafts

Zurich Assurance Ltd

The Client:  

Zurich Assurance Ltd is one of the world's largest insurance groups, and one of the few to operate on a truly global basis.

Workman LLP provides commercial peroperty management and building consultancy services to major institutional investors and property companies across the UK and Europe.


The Project:  3 Dimensions were appointed by Workman LLP on behalf of Zurich Assurance Ltd to undertake dilapidation works to return the offices previously occupied by Boots the Chemist back to the landlord.


Value:  £17,000         Duration:  4 weeks     Location:  Swavesey, Cambridgeshire



 Zurich - Before photo 1 Zurich - Before photo 2 Zurich - After photo 1 Zurich - After photo 2 Zurich - After New Kitchenette 


Features Services Provided
  • Original open plan suite recreated
  • Client installations removed
  • 2500 sq.ft.
  • Full Strip out
  • Dilapidations
  • Electrical & plumbing
  • Flooring
  • Suspended ceilings
  • Lighting
  • Kitchenette

Royal Society of Chemistry

The Client:  Millcam Construction


The Project:  Following on from the 2012 project, 3 Dimensions were again contacted by Millcam to refurbish the final phase of office areas and restaurant at the Royal Society of Chemistry.


Value:  £75,000             Duration:  8 weeks       Location:  Cambridge Science Park



 RSC-Ceiling Light Coffer RSC-MF Plasterboard Margins RSC-Full Height Door  Overpanel RSC-Meeting Rooms Corridor RSC-Projection Room Display RSC-Restaurant Overflow Area RSC-Restaurant Overflow  Meeting Rooms 


Features  Services Provided 
  •  Frameless Glazing
  • Feature Manifestation
  • Recessed Lighting Coffer


  •  Logika 3000 Partitioning
  • Rockfon Suspended Ceilings
  • Plasterboard Margins
  • Joinery
  • Drylining

Department of Physics Cavendish Laboratories

Bragg Building Kitchen & Servery Refurbishment


The Client:  Trade Customer / Department of Physics, University of Cambridge


The Project:  3 Dimensions were already working on site refurbishing corridors in the Mott Building and were asked if they could refurbish the Bragg Building kitchen & servery area during the summer recess. Our works comprised lining the existing tiled walls with Altro Whiterock Hygienic sheeting including Stainless Steel sheets behind the cookers and servery area, supply and installation of wipe clean modular suspended ceilings and bespoke stainless steel column encasements between roller shutters.


Value:   £20,000      Duration:  4 weeks     Location:  Cambridge




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After - kitchenAfter - serveryAfter - stainless steel behind cookersAfter - Bespoke stainless steel column casing 

Features: Services Provided:
  • Thermoformed Corners
  • Altro Whiterock Hygienic Sheet
  • Stainless Steel Corner Protection
  • Stainless Steel Sheet
  • Bespoke Stainless Steel Column Casings
  • Suspended Ceilings



St John’s Primary School Huntingdon

Interior fit-out in school's extension


The Client:  Kier Eastern / Cambridgeshire County Council

The Project:  This project was won by 3 Dimensions under competitive tender.  Our works comprised of installation of suspended ceilings, drylining systems, glazed partitioning and security and decorative manifestation film to the school's new extension.  Cambridge Architects Saunders Boston say the project will achieve a BREEAM rating of Very Good.

Value:  £40,000          Duration:  8 weeks          Location:  Huntingdon


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Features Services Provided
  • 1400m2 600 x 600 Ecophon Advantage A installed

into 24mm Connect exposed grid system.

  • 40m Komfort Polar single glazed Atrium partitioning

system including 25mm deflection head detail.

  • Suspended ceilings
  • Glazed Partitioning
  • Drylining Systems
  • Project Management 

University of Cambridge Office Storage Wall

Storage Wall and Matching Cupboards


The Client:  University of Cambridge


The Project:  3 Dimensions was taken on by a department at the University to supply and erect a full height storage wall and low level matching cupboards finished in Japanese Ash veneer.


Value:  £25,000          Duration:  1 week          Location:  Office in Cambridge


Full height corner detailFull height storagewallFull height  low level storageGarment RailOpen Plan officePlain ShelvesPrinter Alcove 


Features  Services Provided 
  • Plain shelves
  • Fixed garment rails
  • Printer alcove
  • Three point espagnolette locking mechanism
  • Turn handle and suited key 
  • Project Management 





Private swimming pool for A&K Refurbishments

Swimming Pool & Changing Rooms


The Client:  A & K Refurbishments


The Project:  3 Dimensions were part of a team who refurbished a Private Client's swimming pool.  The new suspended ceiling was installed beneath the existing blue timber slatted under roof lining.  The glazed partition separates the swimming pool area from the changing rooms.


Value:  £22,000          Duration:  5 weeks          Location:  Newport, Essex


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Features  Services Provided 
  • Vaulted suspended ceiling
  • Glass partition wall




  • Ecophon Hygiene Meditec A suspended ceilings
  • C3 Corrosion protected exposed grid
  • SAS System 8000 Glass partitioning
  • Slimline door frames and glass door sets
  • Metal Stud partitions

The Gates Cambridge Trust, Scholars' Common Rooms

Major refurbishment of Scholars' Common Rooms


The Client

The Gates Cambridge Trust awards scholarships to overseas students at Cambridge University with the aim of building a network of future world leaders.


The Project

3 Dimensions were commissioned by the Trust to upgrade their Scholars' Common Rooms within the University Centre to the design of Design Cambridge Interiors.  www.designcambridge.com

The end result is a cheerful, multi-function area that reflects the Trust's current colours and branding.


Value:  £70,000          Duration:  6 weeks          Location:  The University Centre, Cambridge


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Features Services Provided
  • Glazed, moveable wall
  • Bespoke storage units
  • Soft seating
  • Acoustic seating
  • Featured lighting
  • Electrical and data
  • Floor finishes
  • Air conditioning
  • Solar controlled blinds
  • Moveable wall
  • Site strip-out




Cambridge BlueGnome


Offices and laboratories created in shell premises


The Client 

BlueGnome specialises in screening genetic abnormalities and is one of the fastest growing biotech companies in Europe.


The Project

3 Dimensions were commissioned by BlueGnome to plan, design and fit out the offices and laboratories in their new 10,000 sq ft UK headquarters.  Design Cambridge Interiors were involved from the outset with the brief to create a pleasant, spacious working environment for around 60 staff.


Value: £400,000       Duration:  32 weeks       Location:  Capital Park, Cambridge


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  • Contemporary open plan workspace
  • Boardroom and training room with audio visual facilities
  • Moveable wall between meeting rooms
  • Laboratories - 2,300 sq ft
  • Storage and despatch area - 1,000 sq ft
  • Staff breakout and dining area






Services Provided

  • Design
  • Full fit-out
  • Furniture
  • Audio visual
  • Lighting
  • Air Conditioning
  • Mechanical, electrical and data
  • Flooring
  • Office furniture
  • Partitioning, glazing and doors



TiGenix Limited, Cambridge Business Park

Relocation and dilapidation works


The Client

TiGenix is a leading international biomedical company involved in the development of cell therapy.


The Project

3 Dimensions were appointed by TiGenix to relocate their Cambridge business to their headquarters in Belgium and to undertake dilapidation works to return their business park offices to the landlord.


Value:  £40,000       Duration:  6 weeks     Location: Cambridge Business Park





  • Existing premises boxed up and transported to Belgium
  • Original open plan office suite recreated
  • Client installations removed



Services Provided

  • Relocation
  • Full strip-out
  • Dilapidations
  • Electrical & mechanical
  • Flooring
  • Suspended Ceilings
  • Lighting







The Gates Cambridge Trust


Full refurbishment and fit out of new offices

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The Client

The Gates Cambridge Trust awards scholarships to overseas students at Cambridge University with the aim of building a network of future world leaders.


The Project

Following their refurbishment of the Scholars' Common Rooms for the Trust, 3 Dimensions were appointed to fit out the Trusts' new 1,539 sq ft offices in a period property in Cambridge's historic centre to the design of Design Cambridge Interiors


Value:  £150,000             Duration:  6 weeks         Location:  The Warehouse, Central Cambridge


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  • Moveable wall
  • Full height storage wall
  • Soft seating in reception
  • Storage and display units
  • Bespoke desks
  • Acoustic rafts






Services Provided

  • Partitioning
  • Electrical and data
  • Air-conditioning
  • Floor finishes
  • Glazing and doors
  • Decorating
  • Audio visual
  • Window blinds
  • Flip top tables
  • Soft Furnishings








Kodak Offices Cambridge Science Park

Office Refurbishment and Laboratory Fit out

3 Dimensions completed this project as specialist sub-contractor to a kodaktrade customer.

Prima performance partitions were installed to form cellular offices and laboratories. Partitioning consisted of full height solid modules, mid and full height double glazed window panels with integral blinds and Ash doors with DDA regulation sized vision panels.

Suspended ceilings were installed throughout. Acoustic tiles were installed in the office areas whilst PVC faced wipeable tiles were installed in laboratory areas. Modular recessed light fittings with Cat II louvres were incorporated within the ceiling.

Storage/multimedia wall system in Ash finish was installed, fully utilizing the height available. This versatile system not only provides shelving, pull out, suspension & lateral filing but also sink units and wardrobe facilities.

Seals were used to prevent light passing through gaps around doors stopping light pollution to Dark room areas.

Other works completed on this project included: complete site strip out, kitchen installation, carpet and vinyl flooring, decorating, electrical and mechanical, data and communications cabling, laboratory fit out and furniture installation.



Glazed & Acoustic Partitions

3 Dimensions was chosen by SAIC to refurbish part of the second floorSAIC-Ltd-020 at their Castle Park offices in Cambridge.

Our brief was to provide 16 single offices, a meeting room and a computer server room.

3 Dimensions worked with the Facilities Manager of SAIC to produce CAD drawings to indicate the proposed layout. We also dealt with the local authority building regulations ensuring the project was installed to current standards.

New Prima solid and glazed demountable partitions were installed. Glazed modules were incorporated above door head height to let in natural light from external windows while retaining privacy in the offices.

The existing CAT II recessed lighting was altered to suit the new partition layout and additional emergency lights were installed in the corridor areas.

Telephone and data cabling was run beneath the raised access floor and electrical cabling was installed above the existing suspended ceiling.

Air conditioning was installed in the server room to control heat gain within the area.

Other works completed on this project included: Fire protection, carpeting, kitchen alterations, heating and plumbing, carpentry, and blind installation.


Cambridge University, Department of Engineering

Acoustic Ceiling Tiles and Wall Panels

When information is being communicated to an audience it is very important that the speaker can be heard clearly.*

3 Dimensions worked with the Department of Engineering to specify LT4-2the ceilings and wall linings required to enhance the acoustic performance of Lecture Theatre 4.

Ecophon Master Alpha suspended ceiling tiles were installed wall-to-wall throughout the 100m2 room together with a Master Gamma sound reflector area.

Master Extra Base overlay was installed above the new ceiling to improve sound absorption in the low frequency range.

In addition Ecophon edge C sound absorbing panels were installed on two walls to reduce flutter echo. Other works completed on this project included: building works, carpentry, electrical, decoration, and scaffolding.

* - Ecophon Acoustic Ceilings


Chocolate Factory Royston

Aluminium Partition Framework

3 Dimensions completed this project as specialist sub-contractor to a trade customer.

The client requested a new suite of offices to be finished in a colour scheme reflecting their new corporate image.Chocolate3

Metal stud partition walls were built and Aluminium H partition framework in Satin Anodised Aluminium (SAA) finish was installed into prepared openings. The full height single centre glazing and window manifestation provides a stunning visual effect. Wood veneered doors and over panels with DDA (Disability Discrimination Act) compliant vision panels were fitted.

A lay-in grid suspended ceiling incorporating recessed down lighters not only looks pleasant, but also conceals the essential services above.

Other works completed on this project included: fire protection, dry-lining, tape and jointing, floor tiling, carpentry, electrical works, fire detection, and decoration.


Buckingham & Stanley Cambridge Saab

Frameless Glass Partitioning


Our brief was to upgrade the showroom and associated office spaceSaab-Showroom-1 to reflect the new Saab corporate identity, providing a 'White Box' to highlight the cars not the surroundings.

Avanti Solare frameless glass partitioning system was chosen to allow Saab window graphics to be applied. New Avanti Designer partitions were installed incorporating double glazed modules and glass doors to provide offices for the Managing Director and the sales team.

The existing ceiling tiles were replaced to give a flat monolithic appearance.

New feature spot and track lighting was installed delivering a high light output and providing smart modern lines.

Other works completed on this project included: air conditioning, telephone and data cabling, plumbing, plastering, floor tiling, decoration, and small building work. 




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