Post-graduate housing, North West Cambridge

Client:

University of Cambridge

Size:

325 student rooms

Value:

tbc

Awards:

BD Architect of the Year 2016: Shortlisted in the Education category

Status:

on site

BIM:

Level 2

Post-graduate housing, North West Cambridge

rhp's proposals for the University of Cambridge’s North West Cambridge Development will provide contemporary accommodation for up to 325 post-graduate students.

Inspired by traditional Cambridge collegiate architecture, our design arranges the accommodation around three open-sided courts, each individual in character, and in three to five storey buildings that will define strong street frontages in line with site masterplan guidance.

Our scheme responds to the need for growth of the University’s post-graduate population and will form a new community, similar in scale to the central College sites.  

The proposals incorporate a number of low energy aspects, targeting the BREEAM Excellent standard, and include high levels of cycle parking to encourage students and others to travel sustainably, through carefully designed landscaping and pathways that will nurture a strong sense of connectivity.

Scheme infrastructure works commenced in 2014 and phased completions will begin from 2015. 

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Concept sketch for North West Cambridge
Concept sketch for North West Cambridge
North West Cambridge Lot 5 - October 2015
North West Cambridge Lot 5 - October 2015