21 June 2019
Members of the project team have joined the Principal and Bursar to celebrate the start of the construction of a new accommodation and auditorium wing for Homerton College in Cambridge.
Designed by Ingleton Wood Martindales and being built by Barnes, the new £3.8 million four-storey building, when completed in Spring next year, will provide an auditorium and two music rooms on the ground floor, and 18 en-suite guest bedrooms over the remaining three floors.
Bursar of Homerton College, Deborah Griffin OBE is pictured with Principal Geoffrey Ward and Mark Hart, Joint Managing Director for Barnes. They were on-site as some of the 62 augered piles, ranging in length from seven to 22 metres in length, were installed to support the foundations.
Ms Griffin commented: “It is great to see construction finally underway on a building that will enhance student life at Homerton. The auditorium will have retractable seating, so it will be a space that can be adapted for a number of uses, from lectures and conferences, to musical performances.
“We are also particularly proud that we will be harnessing renewable energy to supply heating to the building by installing a ground source heat pump.”
The construction programme will take 12 months and when completed, the new north wing will have been joined to the existing adjacent D+E student accommodation building; which will undergo a £430,000 refurbishment over the Summer holiday.
Photo: Paul Nixon Photography