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Ely, Cambridgeshire

Site Area: 

2,303 sqm

Project Stage:



Professional Developers


Architecture, Conservation, Visualisations

Project Information:

Waterside in Ely, Cambridgeshire, is a radical transformation of three neglected agricultural barns into luxury four bedroom detached riverside dwellings. These included ensuring the conversions were suitable for family living by taking an up-side-down approach to the design allows residents to admire the striking views of Ely Cathedral, Lavender Green and the River Cam.

Retention of the historic fabric and character was key; giving each one a unique character while maintaining an overall coherence, making the most of the stunning location, and ensuring that they benefit the wider community within their setting while maintaining privacy for those living in the homes.

We believe in designing and building low energy buildings and considering sustainable design from the onset, which are integrated into the architecture itself. All units achieve a SAP energy efficiency rating of A. Window positions and building canopies ensure maximum solar gain during the winter months and effective solar shading during summer months. The external materials used are all low maintenance and boast a proven longevity. The simplified frame construction ensured that the build costs were kept low without compromising on the superior finish of this prominent development.


2020 RICS Awards Social Impact Awards Residential – Shortlisted
2020 LABC Building Excellence Awards - Best Change of Use of an Existing Building – Shortlisted
2019 CIAT AT Awards - The Alan King Award - Waterside, Ely - Shortlisted

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