Commended: Akeman Street Housing

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Akeman Street Housing

Best New Building (Projects over £2m construction cost)

In this category there are three winning schemes and three commendations.

Client – Cambridge Investment Partnership

Main Contractor – Hill Residential

Architect – Mole Architects

Executive Architect – Rock Townsend

Consultants – GBS Fire Stopping

Brickwork – JJ Building Services

Judges’ Comments

“Affordable housing is much needed in Cambridge, and this scheme aims to provide one- and two-bed housing and to regenerate the area, replacing a dilapidated row of shops with flats above.  The scheme comprises fourteen units with a mix of balconies and garden access, a community centre and space for a nursery.  The housing is functional and successful, generating positive feedback from tenants, and represents real success from a small budget.  We liked the positive use of colour. We urge the Council to make swift progress in letting the shops so that the project can realise its full potential.”