Dorothy Garrod Building, Cambridge


Newnham College




Main Projects


RIBA East Award 2019.

RIBA East Building of the Year 2019.

RIBA National Award 2019.

Education Building Commendation at Schueco Excellence Awards 2019.

CFCI Craftmanship Award.

Cambridge City Council 'Best New Building, Large' Award.

Shortlisted for 'Higher Education Project of the Year' in the AJ Architecture Awards 2019.

BALI National Landscape Award 'Soft Landscaping Construction (non-domestic) - Under £500k'.

Brick Awards 2019 Craftmanship Award.

Brick Awards 2019 Medium Housing Category Winner.

Brick Awards 2019 Supreme Winner. 

Civic Trust Award.

Key Features

Demolition and partial demolition of the Strachey and Fawcett buildings.

Replaced with an impressive four-storey building.

Café, conference and office facilities on the ground floor, ninety ensuite bedrooms over the first and second floors, as well as a gym, meeting room and penthouses on the upper floor.

The façade was constructed using a handmade Northcot Sidgwick blend of brick and natural cement lime mortar by SDC’s subsidiary, Caxton Brickwork.

Nine different shaped bricks in total, including Stretcher, English Garden Wall, Dogstooth and Hit and Miss panels.

Named after Dorothy Garrod, the first female Professor at the University of Cambridge.

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