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Graduate Accommodation, Newnham Road, Cambridge

THE PROJECT COMPRISED OF BOTH NEW BUILD ACCOMMODATION AND CONVERSION OF THE EXISTING TERRACED HOUSING FRONTING NEWNHAM ROAD IN ORDER TO CREATE CAPACITY FOR 43 STUDENTS.

The new build accommodation comprised of the construction of 18 new student rooms together with shared communal facilities and this part of the scheme was constructed on the site of the former garage blocks and gardens located to the rear of no’s 40 – 52 Newnham Road. The units were constructed with a combination of single, two and three storey accommodation using traditional forms of construction with a basement plant room. The roof finishes used included Code 5 lead work, sedum roofing and cedar shingles

The existing terrace type housing fronting Newnham Road was converted into 12 studio flats together with the formation of a ground floor level small retail unit and laundry facility.  A façade retention system was used to allow demolition and reconstruction of the party walls, chimney stacks and rear wall to the units. An element of the existing building was Grade II listed so was carefully and sensitively renovated and restored

Key features of the project were:-

  • Code 5 lead roofing
  • Green sedum roof areas
  • Photovoltaic panels
  • Grade II listed renovation and restoration to 40 Newnham Road
  • Awarded a “Special Award” from Cambridge City Council Considerate Contractor
  • Two Stage Design and Construct Procurement
  • Graduate Accommodation, Clare College, Cambridge
  • Graduate Accommodation, Clare College, Cambridge
  • Graduate Accommodation, Clare College, Cambridge
  • Graduate Accommodation, Clare College, Cambridge
Client:
Clare College, Cambridge
Duration:
60
Completion Date:
November 2013

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