NEWNHAM COLLEGE

Cambridge

This simple linear building, known as the Rosalind Franklin Building, provides new post-graduate student accommodation for Newnham College and forms the enclosure to a new graduate garden. The pitched-roof building is divided into five units, each containing two one-bedroom flats at ground level and a shared student house for eight arranged at first and second floor levels.

Facades are organised to present an open, western aspect to the garden and the College, and a more secure aspect east to the town. Materials follow those of Basil Champneys’ original College buildings: red brick, white painted joinery, grey metal and clay roof tiles.

Team

Client
Newnham College
University of Cambridge
Structural engineer
Whitbybird Ltd
Services engineer
TG Armstrong and Partners
Quantity surveyor
Daniel Connal Partnership
Contractor
RG Carter

Photography
Peter Cook/VIEW
Dennis Gilbert/VIEW

Data

Completion date
1995
Location
Sidgwick Avenue
Cambridge

RIBA Award
1996