Clare College

Unanimous committee approval for new student housing on difficult site.

Description

Beacon was appointed as planning and heritage consultants to secure permission for new student housing - a mix of refurbishment of terraces and a new building. The scheme also required the demolition of a 1950s building to create an access and a replacement shop.

To add to the complexity, the site was within a conservation area and adjacent to several listed buildings with several important trees and with archaeological interest.

The proposals were well received by the council’s independent design review panel and despite objections from residents the scheme was approved unanimously by the Planning Committee.

We were subsequently appointed to undertake a photographic and written record of the buildings to be altered or demolished to discharge the building recording condition.

Outcome

Planning and listed building consent granted in March 2012 and construction completed and building occupied in late 2013.

 
ClientClare College, Cambridge
LocationCambridge
AppointedJuly 2008
Services providedApplication  
BP teamAndy Thompson   Jon Burgess  
Project value£5m
ArchitectCottrell and Vermeulen
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