Tag Archives: UK

Gurdon Institute

A new bioscience laboratory at the University of Cambridge; Phase two of a development constructed six years previously.

Gurdon Institute | Cambridge | UK | RHP | 2000-2004

SK: Job architect

Research and teaching building. Highly complex services, woven into a pre-designed structure and enclosure with a completely different brief from the original design. Sensitive heritage area with restrictive planning and environmental consent requirements. Three separate layers of client; constantly changing laboratory briefs as research priorities developed. A challenging design process, even more difficult to build; as the main contractor found to their cost.

Peterhouse

Heritage environment, refurbished to contemporary requirements.

Peterhouse Refurbishments | Cambridge | 1999-2001

SK: FSAL Job architect

Old Court (14th-18th C.) and Gisborne Court (1825) internally updated in two stages; during summer vacation times. Grade One listed buildings of national significance. Accommodation for students and Fellows of the College, including some teaching spaces and a computer suite. Also used for residential conferences. Complex client structure and project management issues. Peterhouse is the oldest College in Cambridge University – founded in 1284.

Some interiors were decorated with period colour schemes appropriate to the time of construction, including 17th & 18th Cent panelling, and Late Georgian era ‘Gothick’ style wall-papers.