The external materials for the housing comprises mostly of bricks selected to match closely the traditional Cambridge Gault clay bricks, with the apartments constructed from Copper and Green Oak.
Many elements of the buildings were fabricated off-site – increasing speed of construction, reducing waste, and improving environmental performance. As they age gracefully, the stock bricks, composite timber and aluminium windows, and all copper and untreated hardwood will require minimal maintenance.
Photographer: Tim Crocker
"“This is high density housing at its very best… An exhilarating project which marked a paradigm shift in British housing” RIBA Judges, 2008 "