51 Hills Road Cambridge

51 Hills Road Cambridge

This project for Jesus College, of Cambridge University, is for high-quality commercial office accommodation on a site in the centre of Cambridge.  The requirement was to make a building that would serve as a lasting asset to the College and make a positive contribution to the surrounding area, much of which is also owned by the College.

Client: Jesus College, University of Cambridge
Project Status: Completed
Budget: £2million approx


Civic Trust Award, Winner
Cambridge Design and Construction Awards 2015, Commendation
RIBA National Awards 2016, Winner
BCO National Award 2016, Commendation
BCO Regional Awards 2016, Winner
RICS East of England Awards 2016, Winner
RICS National Awards 2016, Commendation
RIBA East Awards 2016, Winner
Brick Award 2016, Winner

Gort Scott won this commission through an invited competition, with a scheme that responds thoughtfully to the context of the important high street setting, making generous threshold spaces and using high quality stone and brick finishes. 

The scheme fulfills an ambitious floor space requirement, whilst making careful use of a tight site that is constrained by rights to light and surrounded by important listed buildings on two of its three sides.

The building is the ‘greenest’ office building in Cambridge, achieving BREEAM Excellent and follows British Council for Offices (BCO) standards. Since completion, it has won a series of awards including a RIBA National, RICS East Commercial, BCO and Brick Award.

Project Managers


Mechanical Engineer

Max Fordham


Ashe Construction

Quantity Surveyor



David Grandorge

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