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CMR Surgical

Located in Cambridge Science Park, following a successful funding campaign to support global expansion, CMR Surgical reached out to us to help create design and delivery efficiencies for their new Cambridge headquarter workspace.


  • Medium (28,000 sq ft sq. ft)


  • Cambridge

CMR Surgical are a medical device business based in Cambridge dedicated to the design and production of surgical robots for the next generation of surgical health care. Their project brief was to create new high-tech development laboratory spaces and adjacent workspaces to enable their team the best possible working environments to continue bringing innovative products to the global surgical industry. We assisted the CMR Surgical team to develop the technical design and buildability of their universal design standards ultimately creating a world class workspace for their corporate and technical teams.

Delivering knowledge based laboratory design expertise

Having recently completed a CAT B design and build project for Mundipharma in the neighbouring building on the park, our team came to the project with an experienced perspective, outlining the design package for the project, carefully considering and co-ordinating specified design elements.

Their new HQ location had to simultaneously house their corporate and technical teams as well as three separate laboratory spaces including a demonstration lab to allow their sales team to showcase their robotic surgery capabilities.

Cost efficient MEP lab design solutions

Working closely with the CMR Surgical team we were able to value engineer the more complex mechanical and electrical elements required for their laboratory build and create cost efficiencies, without compromising on public health and safety or the overall design intent.

The introduction of surgical demo rooms gave a professional and clean environment that was very different from a vibrant and bright office side. Our experienced MEP team worked with CMR to understand their laboratory requirements and deliver appropriate equipment specifications and best practice medical lab designs.

Bright and engaging design features

The adjacent workspace comes together to create an open and flexible, collaborative space where the team can feel more connected, inspired and productive. In line with their company values the space is “people-focussed” with plenty of collaboration space, focus pods for quiet concentration, tea points and breakout spaces scattered throughout. By integrating more flexible space options throughout we were able to improve on the overall space efficiency and allow people space to work with plenty of room for collaboration and socialising.

The aesthetics of the project integrate brand experience and inject a sense of life into workspaces that together enhance office life.  Bright colours and feature graphics set the space apart, while encouraging company pride and brand recognition.

Overall the delivered space is a great example of a modern life sciences workplace that inspires scientific productivity. A place where space, brand culture and high performance lab space collide to ultimately help support the attraction and retention of talent.

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