36 Storey’s Way, Churchill College, Cambridge

RLP Roles: Quantity Surveyor

Sectors: Residential, Education

The project consisted of the construction of three new postgraduate houses. The new housing is part of an overall masterplan to consolidate a graduate ‘campus within a campus’ for the College. The scheme was based on a 2 stage tender process, in which the input from the Main Contractor and his sub-contractors proved to be invaluable, in the overall design of the more complex aspects of the building.

The Architects embraced the local area including the Arts and Crafts character of Storey’s Way and continued the theme with handmade hanging tiles on the elevation along with timber boarding, pre-cast concrete panels with a copper roof with decorative copper flashings.

The college accommodation is split between three new houses, including 30 ensuite student rooms, 6 communal kitchens, 5 self-contained flats and associated support spaces. Installation of air source heat pumps will form part of the M&E installations.

A landscaping scheme was also developed with the College’s gardener.