St John’s College Buttery, Cafe and Bar – Wednesday 6 July 2022

July 6, 2022 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

St John's College, Cambridge

This will be a great opportunity to visit the site of the new St. John’s College café, bar and dining room project.

The project is a refurbishment of the south west corner of the Grade I Listed Second Court building, built in 1599, to provide a new bar and cafe along with the demolition and re-building of the existing buttery dining room with a free standing oak glulam roof structure. The scheme includes the relocation of a pair of Grade I Listed gate piers that marked the entrance to Kitchen Lane and the creation of a new terrace as an extension to the dining room.

The team, led by MCW architects undertook extensive pre-application dialogue with Historic England and Cambridge City Council Planning and Conservation Team . The result is a comprehensive strategy to enhance the 16th Century building fabric. A ‘fabric first approach’ takes careful consideration to protect the integrity, stability and condition of historic fabric, minimising potential harm whilst providing a solution which supports the College’s commitment to energy efficiency and carbon reduction.

The visit will consist of a short talk by the design team (MCW, S&W, KJ Tait and Purcell) and guided tour facilitated by Barnes Construction.

Attendants will be required to provide their own PPE (boots, hard hats and hi vis).

As always with our site visits there is limited availability

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