Commendation: University of Cambridge West Hub

To promote a wider understanding and appreciation of the construction industry

Interior view of University of Cambridge West Hub

Best New Building – Over £2m Construction Costs

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

Commendation: University of Cambridge West Hub

Client: University of Cambridge

Architect: Jestico + Whiles

Executive Architect: NBBJ

Structural Engineer, Civil Engineer, Acoustic Consultant: Ramboll

M & E Consultant: Hoare Lee

Quantity Surveyor: AECOM

Landscape Consultant: Plincke

Catering Consultant: Tricon

Accessibility Consultant: David Bonnett Associates

Project Manager, Principle Designer: Currie & Brown

Main Contractor: Bouygues

Judges’ Comments

“The building comprises two cafes with a large kitchen, a shop, library, multiple personal workspaces of different characters, and lecture/teaching rooms of different sizes.  Its aim was to facilitate interdisciplinary interchange, provide attractive spaces for work and leisure, and to be physically and emotionally transparent, welcoming people in with no card access or other constraint. We were delighted to see it absolutely heaving, with huge queues for lunch and the workspaces well occupied – clearly a popular and much valued resource.”