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Glenn Howells unwraps Cambridge Fire Station

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Glenn Howells Architects has completed this residential redevelopment of a fire station in central Cambridge

Replacing a 1960s fire station, the £17.5 million development consists of four residential buildings and a retail unit, grouped around a raised private courtyard.

Alongside the new fire station block stands a curved tower, that accrording to the practice is now ‘the tallest [building] in Cambridge’.

In total the scheme contains ninety-nine ‘luxury’ one, two and three bedroom apartments with 40 per cent of the developmemt given over to affordable housing.

Designed to meet Code for Sustainable Homes level 4, all internal ventilation is integrated within the window heads.

Click here to see a site plan of the scheme.


Project data

Client Grosvenor
Contract value £17.5m
Architect Glenn Howells Architects
Interiors Glenn Howells Architects
Quantity Surveyor EC Harris
Contractor Willmott Dxon Housing
Structural engineer WSP
M&E engineer Hoare Lea
Start on site April 2011
Completion June 2013

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