The work will provide 18,000 square metres of Grade A office space and two multi-storey car parks with 800 spaces on the ARM campus site at Peterhouse Technology Park in Fulbourn. The buildings, featuring bicycle parking, will be linked to the existing ARM buildings by a new estate road.

Ready for occupation in autumn 2017, the scheme will enable ARM to increase its headcount in Cambridge to 3,000 people. The office building will be constructed using a steel frame and curtain walling with bespoke vertical aluminium Brise Soleil solar shading, which will form a six metre high saw tooth pattern.

Commenting on the award, Mark Dady, managing director for Kier Construction Eastern, said: “We’re pleased to have been awarded the contract to develop ARM’s global headquarters. We have a strong track record in delivering office space across the UK and are looking forward to providing a facility that will help ARM to continue expanding,”

“This development will give a real boost to the local economy and employment opportunities. At Kier, we recently expanded our Cambridge offices and it’s great to see ARM invest in their offices in the city too, which further demonstrates Cambridge’s status as a hub for global companies.”

Mike Muller, chief technology officer and co-founder of ARM, said: “We are making a significant investment at our headquarters in Cambridge to help us deliver the next phase of company growth and Kier is a valuable partner in delivering our new centrepiece building.”

“The expanded Cambridge campus will house many of the ARM engineers designing next generation processors and software that will power silicon chips supporting the rise of smart cities, for consumer devices and the communications network. There are 86 billion ARM®-based silicon chips in the world and that number is growing as the built environment, transportation, homes and offices become increasingly connected.”

Kier has a proven track record of delivering key projects for both the public and private sectors in Cambridgeshire, with current schemes in the area including a £79 million laboratory for the University of Cambridge on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus, Kier’s 23rd project with the University.

ARM is the world's leading semiconductor intellectual property supplier and is at the heart of the world’s most advanced digital products.