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30 Jun 2018
The Simon Sainsbury Centre Shortlisted at WAF 2018 Awards
World Architecture Festival Awards 2018 Shortlist

7 Apr 2018
The Works, Unity Campus, South Cambridge
Design: NBBJ Architects
The Works, Unity Campus Cambridge Office building by NBBJ
image courtesy of architects

The Works, Unity Campus Cambridge Building
Planning secured for the redevelopment of an industrial unit on Cambridge’s Unity Campus into an innovative office space, known as The Works. The new space is intended to harness the exceptional demand for office and R&D space in the South Cambridge biomedical cluster.

27 Feb 2018
Cavendish Laboratory Building
Architects: Jestico + Whiles
Cavendish Laboratory Building in Cambridge
image courtesy of architects

Cavendish Laboratory Building
The 35,000 sqm new building has been designed with CH2M, who were recently acquired by Jacobs in December 2017, acting as technical architects on the laboratories and specialist cleanroom areas, and will support the world-leading research carried out at Cambridge for the next 50 years.

12 Jan 2018
The Simon Sainsbury Centre
Design: Stanton Williams, Architects
The Simon Sainsbury Centre
photography © Hufton+Crow

The Simon Sainsbury Centre Building
This Stirling Prize-winning architecture practce has completed a £21.5 million expansion for Cambridge Judge Business School at the University of Cambridge, demonstrating the practice’s expertise in unlocking the potential of complex sites, and creating a versatile hub for postgraduate and executive business education.

5 Aug 2017
Abcam HQ at Cambridge Biomedical Campus, Hills Road
Design: NBBJ Architects
Abcam Headquarters, Cambridge Biomedical Campus
image courtesy of architects

Abcam HQ Buildign at Cambridge Biomedical Campus
Design unveiled for a new headquarters building for Abcam plc at Cambridge Biomedical Campus. The 100,000 sq ft laboratory and office facility, is now under construction at CBC’s global healthcare village, which is being jointly developed by Liberty Property Trust and Countryside Properties.

4 Mar 2017
James Dyson Building at University of Cambridge
Design: Nicholas Hare Architects
James Dyson Building at University of Cambridge
photo © Alan Williams photography

James Dyson Building, University of Cambridge
The new building occupies a restricted, but important site adjacent to the existing Department of Engineering building and with frontage onto The Fen Causeway – a busy artery into and out of Cambridge. The building aims to raise the department’s profile by providing a ‘window’ into its varied activities and to improve its somewhat undistinguished entrance forecourt.

13 Oct 2017
UTC Cambridge Building
Design: Hawkins\Brown, Architects
UTC Cambridge Building
image from architects

UTC Cambridge Building News
UTC Cambridge, a new centre of excellence for Biomedical and Environmental Science and Technology, has completed and welcomed its first students.
The school, which has an internal area of 5,300sqm, combines a new syllabus and a new way of teaching for 14-19 years olds, in a uniquely designed environment.

11 Oct 2016
Long-list for Homerton College Competition Shortlist
Homerton College Cambridge Building Competition News

13 Sep 2016
Homerton College Competition Long-list
Homerton College Cambridge
photo courtesy wikimedia commons
155 architects applied to be considered for the long-list in the design competition to select a team for its £7m centrepiece building to house a new 300-person dining hall.

22 Aug 2016
Combined Colleges Boathouse in Cambridge
Design: R H Partnership Architects
Combined Colleges Boathouse
image from architects

Combined Colleges Boathouse Building
RHP completes work on a new boathouse for the combined Cambridge Colleges of Churchill, King’s and Selwyn, together with The Leys School.

Newmarket Road Mixed Use Development, Severn Place, East Cambridge
Design: Alison Brooks Architects
Newmarket Road
image from architects

Newmarket Road Cambridge – 11 Feb 2016
This mixed-use scheme to reactivate a 19th Century street off Newmarket Road in Cambridge has won resolution to consent from Cambridge Planning Department.

North West Cambridge Development – architects news
Preferred architects announced for first phase
North West Cambridge Buildings
image of development proposal
Stanton Williams, former RIBA Stirling Prize winners, has been appointed by the University of Cambridge as one of the architects for the first phase of the North West Cambridge development. The architects will work on architectural designs in Lot 2 which includes university housing, shops and amenities.

Cambridge Judge Business School Building – Masterplan news – 25 Jun 2013
Design: Stanton Williams
Cambridge Judge Business School
image from architects

The University of Cambridge has appointed a design team led by Stanton Williams to develop a masterplan for the expansion of Cambridge Judge Business School (CJBS) on the Old Addenbrooke’s Hospital site in the centre of Cambridge and to design a first phase of the proposed works, following a competition with a strong field of architects. Other team members include Arup, AKT II, Gardiner & Theobald, Hannah Reed and Stuart A. Johnson Consulting.

The Forum Development
Design: NBBJ
Cambridge Health Building
image : NBBJ

The Forum Cambridge – 30 Apr 2013
NBBJ is to design the £120m mixed-use Forum development for specialist investor in and manager of public sector infrastructure assets, John Laing in partnership with Cambridge University Hospitals.

Trumpington Community College Building, south Cambridge
Design: Avanti Architects
Trumpington Community College Development Cambridge
image from architects

Trumpington Community College Cambridge – 23 Apr 2013
Trumpington Community College will provide places for 750 students and be at the heart of Clay Farm, an urban extension to the south of Cambridge, as 4,000 new homes are built over the next decade. When the new five-form-entry school – which will specialise in science – opens in September 2015, students will be welcomed into a 21st century learning environment.

Long Lane Development, Cambridge
Design: C.F. Møller Architects + PRP
Long Lane Residential Development Cambridge
image from architects

Long Lane Development Cambridge – 13 Mar 2013
Long Lane, a key section of the Great Kneighton development on the southern fringe of Cambridge, has received planning approval. The proposal covers 5.4 hectares and will provide 273 homes.

Great Fen Visitor Centre Design Competition, Cambridgeshire
Design: SPUTNIK
Cambridge Architecture Competition design
image from architects

Cambridge Architecture Competition – 7 Feb 2013
Low impact, Great experience: The one storey, multi accessible, gently deepened visitor centre offers up-close experiences of the Great Fen and grand vistas from the panorama deck.

Cambridgeshire Design Competition
Great Fen Visitor Centre Design Competition, Cambridgeshire
RIBA Competitions is pleased to announce the launch of a two-stage Design Ideas Competition for the Great Fen Visitor Centre in Cambridgeshire. Great Fen is an internationally acclaimed vision, one of sweeping scale and ambition. Over the next 50-100 years, more than 3,000ha of largely arable land will be transformed into a mosaic of habitat: open water, lakes, ponds and ditches; reedbed; fen, bog and marsh; wet grassland; dry grassland; woodland and scrub. 16 Oct 2012

North West Cambridge Extension Competition
Design Contest winners
Cambridge Architecture
image from organisers
North West Cambridge Extension : winner + shortlisted architects – 17 Jul + 15 Mar 2012

Cambridge Mosque, England
Design: Marks Barfield Architects
Cambridge Mosque Building
image from architects

Cambridge Mosque – 28 Nov 2011

Sainsbury Laboratory, University of Cambridge Botanic Garden
Design: Stanton Williams
Sainsbury Laboratory Cambridge
image : Nigel Luckhurst

Sainsbury Laboratory

Gonville & Caius Boathouse – Architecture Competition
Belsize Architects
Gonville & Caius Boathouse Cambridge
image from architects

Gonville & Caius Boathouse

Clare College – New Court
van Heyningen and Haward Architects
Clare College New Court
photo © Will Pryce

Clare College New Court

Cambridge University Department of Architecture Extension
Mole Architects
Cambridge School of Architecture
photograph : David Butler

Cambridge School of Architecture

Medical Research Laboratory
2007-
RMJM Architects
for Medical Research Council
Addenbrooke’s Hospital, south Cambridge
£200m approx.

All Saints Church
2006
Barber Casanovas Ruffles Ltd

Peterhouse Ward Library
2006
Freeland Rees Roberts

Jesus College – New North Court
2006
Avanti Architects

St Catherine’s College – Graduate Hostel
2006-
5th Studio Architects

Cambridge CB1 Scheme
2006-
Richard Rogers Architects
£725m masterplan for 25 acre Cambridge railway station area – entitled the CB1 Scheme – for the Ashwell Property Group: flats, offices, hotels, public square, bus interchange, county heritage centre and shops.
Richard Rogers became famous with his designs for the Pompidou Centre, Paris and
once taught architecture in Cambridge.

Faculty of Education Cambridge
Building Design Partnership
Faculty of Education Cambridge
photo © Martine Hamilton Knight

Accordia Housing : Stirling Prize winner
Feilden Clegg Bradley Architects + others
Accordia Housing
photo © Adrian Welch

Proposed Maggies Centre
proposed start was 2004
Daniel Libeskind
Charles Jencks in charge


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