Eden Street Backway

Location: 

Eden Street Backway, Cambridge

Site Area: 

970 sqm

Project Stage:

Completed

Sector:

Professional Developers

Expertise:

Architecture, Conservation, Visualisations

Project Information:

Eden Street Backway is an 8-unit 2 bed housing scheme within the Kite Conservation Area. The street frontage has been designed to be subservient to its surrounding context, taking consideration of past uses of the site and acknowledging the existing low scale outbuildings along the previous frontage. The scale and materials proposed are representative of the local vernacular and contribute to the vista along Eden Street Backway. The simple mono-pitch roofs have been designed at the same angle as the rear extensions of No.3-9 Portland Place to continue the repetitive rhythm that characteristics the narrow streets in the Kite Conservation Area. Corner windows have been provided on the front elevations with dual aspect to most rooms.

Awards:

2015 RICS Awards - Residential Development - Highly Commended
2015 LABC East Anglia Excellence Awards - Best New Small Housing Development – Shortlisted
2014 Cambridge Design and Construction Awards - Best New Large Building - Commended
2012 Cambridge Design and Construction Awards - Best New Large Building - Commended