Lucy Cavendish College


Lucy Cavendish College

Contract Value



Main Projects


CFCI ‘David Mackay Award for Engineering and Sustainability’ – Commendation

CFCI ‘Best New Building over £2m’ – Commendation

CFCI ‘The Contractor Award’ – Commendation awarded to SDC Builders

Excellence in Planning for Communities (RTPI Awards for Planning Excellence) – 2023 Winner

Higher Education Project Award - Architect's Journal awards 2023

Key Features

Largest Passivhaus student residential building in Cambridge.

Provides 72 eco-friendly and modern ensuite bedrooms as well as co-accessible and fully accessible rooms.

A café and bar area, and informal learning and collaboration spaces were also provided.

Constructed using Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) frame with low embodied carbon cement replacements in the concrete elements.

Eliminates the use of fossil fuels by utilising Air Source Heat Pump technology to provide space heating and hot water.

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