Commended: King’s College Garden Hostel

To promote a wider understanding and appreciation of the construction industry

King’s College Garden Hostel

Best Building: Conservation, alteration, or extension (Projects over £2m construction cost)

In this category there is one winning scheme and two commendations.

 King’s College Garden Hostel

Client – The Provost and Fellows of King’s College

Main Contractor – Barnes Construction

Architect – Owers Warwick Architects

M&E Contractor – Monroe Services Ltd

Quantity Surveyor, Project Manager & Principal Designer – Faithful+Gould

Structural Engineer – Smith and Wallwork

M&E and Acoustics – Max Fordham

Fire Engineer – Trenton Fire

Building Control – Salus

Planning Consultant – Turley

Photo © David Valinsky

Judges’ Comments

“Struck immediately by the stylish original staircase with its new upper floor and higher handrails successfully accommodated, the judges explored both new spaces and the refurbished existing ones. The new Cross Laminated Timber interventions and existing structure feel well integrated, with increased amenity space and ventilation improvements. The whole building has received a significant boost, and with new landscaping the whole site is generating very positive student feedback.”