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MAY 2017

Jesus College Completion

We are delighted that our West Court development project for Jesus College Cambridge has achieved practical completion. All new and refurbished buildings have been handed over to the College and are in full use. West Court is home to the new Jesus College Intellectual Forum which, in conjunction with the Cambridge Refugee Resettlement Campaign and Cambridge City of Sanctuarywill host a seminar in the new Lecture Hall entitled “Acting locally and thinking globally: how can cities and regions respond to refugees and forced migrants?”. The event takes place on 21st June and free tickets are available from Eventbrite.


MAY 2017

Tapestry RIBA Regional Winner

We are delighted that our building Tapestry in Kings Cross has won an RIBA Regional Award. The building is located at the southwest corner of the North Site at King’s Cross Central and forms part of a 67 acre redevelopment in central London.

Tapestry contains open market and affordable apartments, a multi-use games area, a cafe/restaurant, an energy centre, a retail unit and a multi-storey car park.


MAY 2017

Catherine Hughes Building Planning Approval

Our new student accommodation scheme for Somerville College, has been awarded planning approval unanimously by Oxford City Council. The project, known as the Catherine Hughes Building, will provide 68 bedrooms, allowing the College to accommodate all their undergraduates on site. This is our third building for Somerville College, further to our work on the ROQ student housing and the extension to the Philip Dowson designed Wolfson building.

The new building has a frontage on to Walton Street, with a Graduate Reading Room at ground floor level. The use of red brick will reflect the neighbouring buildings, with articulated brickwork elements around generous windows to provide a rhythm to the façade. Framed setbacks at third floor level allow the new building to align with key levels on the adjacent Penrose Building and to provide variety to the roof line. Internally, bedrooms are arranged in to clusters with kitchens and circulation spaces utilising direct and borrowed natural light and forming focal points for social activity.

Enabling works, involving the demolition of existing buildings, are due to commence in the next few months, with the main construction expected to start on site at the beginning of 2018.