Falconer Chester Hall’s design for a three block 354 apartment student accommodation complex, near Cambridge’s listed railway station, takes a sleek contemporary twist on the tones and materials of the surrounding buildings to create a sensitive yet robust addition to the area.
Part of a wider CB1 masterplan, the design offers contemporary cluster flats and studios with a retail arcade on the ground floor.
The competition winning design, secured against several UK top 10 architectural practices, won praise for analysis of the conservation area and a commitment to improving the public realm, exemplified by the introduction of a full length colonnade. The building has achieved a BREEAM rating of Excellent.
Now complete, this site is one of three Falconer Chester Hall is delivering for Downing Developments in Cambridge, and is part of a £25 million scheme which will see a total of 586 bedrooms.