Refurbishment of Market Hostel, Kings College, Cambridge
- Client: Kings College Cambridge
- Architect: Bland, Brown & Cole
- Market Sector: Hotels
- Services: Structural Engineering
The building is formed from 2 distinct parts: the Victorian 1880s ‘Old’ Hostel and a 1960s rebuild of part of the existing building into the ‘New’ Hostel. The building has Listed building status.
The refurbishment contract re-modelled the internal spaces to provide en-suite student study bedrooms and level access throughout the common areas, making a more rational approach to stair access and the provision of an internal lift. The scheme has provided the College with 5 two bed flats, 20 en-suite study bedrooms and 18 standard study bedrooms as well as 2 adjacent fellows flats in a listed building, all refurbished to a high specification.
The scheme included the demolition of 2 storeys of Victorian building and replacement with a 4 storey lightweight tower structure with student rooms and circulation. A new first floor link back to the King’s Parade podium required modifications to listed buildings, but provides a co-ordinated secure access throughout.
- Energy efficient lighting fittings and automatic controls.
- Solar heating panels.
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