CPL wins major project for the Cancer Research UK Cambridge Institute

CPL has been appointed to redevelop the website for a research institute regarded as one of Cambridge’s biggest scientific success stories.

The Cancer Research UK Cambridge Institute (CRUK CI), a Department of the University of Cambridge, focuses on tackling questions relating to cancer diagnosis, treatment and prevention and aims to be a focus for the practical application of high-quality research. Established in 2007 and based on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus, it forms a bridge between the world-class science of the University of Cambridge and its environment, and Addenbrooke’s Hospital.

CPL won a competitive bid to transfer CRUK CI’s website from a Drupal to a WordPress content management system (CMS), while also making a number of upgrades and improvements to the site.

The project will be led by CPL’s team of in-house developers, who have extensive expertise in working with both types of CMS.

“Our experience in carrying out major website redevelopment projects for other clients stood us in good stead to win this contract,” says Oliver Smith, who heads up CPL’s digital development team.

Matt Askham, senior associate for digital project management for CPL, adds: “A key strategy for us in 2018 is to win more digital work in and around Cambridge, so it’s great to get involved in a project for such a prestigious organisation.”

“We were impressed by CPL’s approach to the project,” says Neil Bennett, scientific communications lead at CRUK CI. “The fact that CPL has a range of skills under one roof – including front and back-end development and graphic design – helped convince us they are the right agency to work with.”

Picture courtesy of CRUK CI.

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