51 Hills Road wins Best Commercial Building at the Brick Awards 2016.
Our own Katrin Sölter attended the awards ceremony with the project’s brickwork contractor, Anglian Brickwork.
The Brick Association said of the project:
“The scale of the commercial building works successfully for the street frontage. The step down to smaller-scale residential buildings to the rear creates simple spaces and circulation.
There is a carefully considered relationship to surroundings: black brick and white precast concrete are a distinct addition to the street and well integrated. Additionally, the garden wall and court space act as a contemporary continuation of the neighbouring buildings and spaces.
The architecture includes a natural ventilation strategy using the stack effect and articulated brick chimneys. These factors contribute to its credentials as the ‘greenest’ office building in Cambridge, following BCO standards and achieving the BREEAM Excellent rating.”