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Planning permission has been granted for a 100% affordable housing scheme on Station Road Willingham, Cambridgeshire designed by Saunders Boston Architects for development contractors Kingswater Lindum and registered social housing provider Cross Keys Homes.
The proposed development consists of 22 no. two and three bedroom dwellings of both one and two stories with a block of 4 no. one bedroom flats. The development incorporates both semi-detached and detached dwellings with a mix of shared ownership and affordable rent tenures.
The scheme incorporates a strong street frontage of houses linked with car ports that continues the linear development south of Willingham along Station Road with the remaining houses clustered around a shared surface road creating a cul-de-sac. The dwellings are contemporary in design with a palette of materials and build forms that reference the local vernacular and street scape of Willingham.

Practice Profile

Saunders Boston work with the Architects of the Future

November 2017

Saunders Boston Architects enjoyed working with the students at Cottenham Village College as part of an interactive workshop exploring architecture as a career. Students worked in groups to make a selection of models for artists’ studios, where they explored working to and developing a brief, working to scale, understanding and challenging the constraints of a site and using simple models as a design tool.

Access Improvements completed at the Cambridge University Botanic Gardens

October 2017

Work has recently completed on the installation of a new ramp within the courtyard of No. 1 Brookside. The ramp improves access to the Garden Classroom and required Listed Building Consent approval and negotiation with Building Control to provide a suitable ramp within a restricted space.

Earlier phases of work at the Botanic Garden include the refurbishment of No.1 Brookside to provide new accommodation for teaching and administrative staff, along with a new shop and other public facilities. A second phase formed a new public entrance to provide an open welcome, allowing glimpses through the entrance and into the garden beyond.  The works comprised a new, contemporary ticket kiosk and customer facilities set behind new decorative gates.  A third phase extended the existing outbuildings to provide a new garden classroom within the courtyard of No.1 Brookside.

The new entrance was awarded First Prize in the David Urwin Award for its contribution to the townscape of the City of Cambridge 2009.


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