We were pleased to receive a commendation for Kings College Garden Hostel at the Cambridge Forum for the Construction Industry Awards last night.
In addition, Monkey Roost adds to its string of awards with a ‘highly commended’.
The Judges sad: “Monkey Roost is an architect-designed 1970s house, with a bold but entirely appropriate extension creating a family home with real character and integrity. The original house has been retained and its features celebrated in a sensitive re-ordering of spaces. New elements comprise a generous kitchen-living space below, and a Douglas Fir–beamed sitting room with framed views to the countryside beyond. The floor area has been doubled, but a sense of intimacy and charm has been successfully retained. We were delighted by what can be achieved with vision and empathy on a reasonably modest budget”
Of Kings Garden Hostel, they said:
“Struck immediately by the stylish original staircase with its new upper floor and higher handrails successfully accommodated, the judges explored both new spaces and the refurbished existing ones. The new Cross Laminated Timber interventions and existing structure feel well integrated, with increased amenity space and ventilation improvements. The whole building has received a significant boost, and with new landscaping the whole site is generating very positive student feedback.”