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16 October, 2019 - 20:46 By Kate Sweeney

ISG opens Cambridge engineering services base

Global construction services company ISG has opened its first office in Cambridge in response to growing demand for its space engineering and fit-out expertise.

Led by director Chris Chappell, ISG’s new eastern base in Clifton Court has made a successful entry into the market with the contractor securing preferred contractor status on two projects with the University of Cambridge expected to start early in 2020.

ISG’s move to extend the geographical scope of its engineering services business outside its core M25 region reflects its focus across technically complex projects. 

It also represents a direct response to increasing investment levels directed at the region’s world-class science parks and the university estate.

Chappell said: “Cambridge and the wider East of England area continues to benefit from significant levels of inward investment, as access to cutting-edge research facilities, a highly skilled and educated workforce, great connectivity and the availability of development land all combine to attract both investors and organisations from across the globe.

“Our world-class universities are a key element driving this trend, through direct investment in their own facilities, but also as a focus for innovation and spinout organisations that require purpose-built spaces to thrive. 

“The exponential growth of regional science parks is a clear indication of the continued opportunities that exist for educated contractors with a specialist technical service offer and the credentials to deliver at the highest standards.”

ISG is currently nearing completion on Imperial College London’s £90 million biomedical engineering research centre at the university’s White City Campus.

• PHOTOGRAPH: Chris Chappell heads ISG’s new Cambridge operation

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