St Catharine’s College, Cambridge University

    This new building provides duplex post-graduate study rooms, fellows housing and communal kitchens and lounges arranged around a new courtyard on a site to the rear of existing college buildings.

    The building features a reinforced concrete plateau, part at grade and part at first floor level, supporting a cross–laminated timber structure. Cross-laminated timber was selected because of rapid erection periods, sustainability, absence of wet trades, inherent fire rating and factory quality self-finishes.

    The scheme featured structural modifications and refurbishment of the existing building at the abutment with the new structure.

    Client: St Catharine’s College Development Ltd
    Architect: 5th Studio
    Project Value: £2.95M

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