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Marks Barfield lands new Cambridge mosque

Marks Barfield has been selected to design a new £13 million mosque in the Mill Road area of Cambridge

The designers of the London Eye will work alongside Professor Keith Critchlow - a former professor of Islamic Art at the Royal College of Art in London - on the project to relocate the mosque from its current ‘overcrowded’ home in Mawson Road.

The new two/three storey brick building will stand on the site of the derelict Robert Sayle warehouse and has been developed from the concept of  a calm ‘oasis’, with the ‘trees/columns’ set out on a generous 7.8 x 7.8 metre grid forming the main mosque structure.

Tim Winter, the chairman of scheme-backer the Muslim Academic Trust, said: ‘Moving the [existing] mosque to this new location represents a hugely exciting opportunity for Cambridge. 

‘This building will be truly inclusive, sustainable, safe, secure and respectful of the neighbourhood.  It will be a landmark building which will inject new life into the Mill Road area of Cambridge of which the local and wider Cambridge community can be proud’.

The new building will accommodate a congregation of up to 1000 men and women and, in to the Mosque’s dedicated areas there will be a café, teaching area and meeting rooms for use by the local Muslim and non-Muslim communities.

Following consultation with local groups, Marks Barfield intends to submit the scheme for planning next year.


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