Capital Projects

Management Operations

The Capital Projects Office works with key stakeholders on campus to plan, design, manage and construct new buildings on site whilst also working to develop and improve existing campus facilities and buildings. 

The Capital Project Team Mission statement is To plan ahead, promote innovation, pursue growth, advise, facilitate and work with key stakeholders, both on and off campus to deliver the Campus Vision.

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Duncan Parsley

Capital Projects Director

As a Project Director and Leader I am committed to team working, excellent service and quality delivery. My key aim is to ensure that all projects, minor, medium and major on campus, are delivered on time, to the highest quality, are regulatory compliant and within budget. This is key on a campus whose facilities are routinely required to meet the highest world-class standards, so ensuring we continue to attract the best of the best in respect to researchers. I do this by effectively organising, managing and utilising all resources at my disposal, both internal and external, and by actively leading and being involved in all aspects of the project whilst coordinating the requirements of key stakeholders. This allows me to deliver high-value projects within aggressive timeframes. My approach with all buildings and projects is to design and build facilities that are easy to maintain and service, with spaces that are useable and accessible. As such my brief is for non-bespoke, UK sourced materials and engineering plant and architecture that is functional as well as aesthetically modern. My particular expertise is in the design of specialist laboratories, I have been responsible for the design of our specialist laboratories on campus over the last 12 years, starting with the high containment labs in Sulston, the Malaria 1 and 2 suites and CGAP (Phenotyping) whilst also acting as the Trust specialist for the Crick Institute for two years during its design. I also activively engage with local parishes and South Cambridgeshire District Council in respect to planning applications that are the responsibility of the projects department as well as presenting to these parties on campus building projects and future plans.







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