Chapel Court, Jesus College, Cambridge

The key to our design for Chapel Court was making this Grade II listed building more energy efficient by upgrading thermal performance and renewing services. The brief to include low-carbon technologies soon evolved into a holistic approach to sustainability, in sympathy with the historic context, resulting in this being the first listed building in Cambridge to be fitted with solar panels. The original room layouts were re-established by researching the building’s historic floor plans and redundant spaces were eliminated to create an additional 34 bedrooms. Essential repairs and careful restoration of historic features were undertaken to the highest quality, lending the entire project an air of classical finesse.
2012 / £11.5M /  6000m²
"The project’s success was a consequence of the careful balance between retaining the integrity of the historic buildings and installing contemporary and sustainable features to secure long term use for the College’s future generations."
- Simon Hawley, Domestic Bursar