Churchill College – University of Cambridge
It is always great to be involved in interesting and prestigious projects, and this was one that deserves a mention.
One of our clients, the excellent archtiectural practise – Cottrell & Vermeulen wanted advice on cladding. This was for a new building at Churchill College at the University of Cambridge. They considered Canadian Douglas Fir, but we suggested using home grown Douglas Fir. After supplying samples, they liked what we sent them and the project started.
The Douglas Fir cladding, was for both internal and external. It had to be fire treated, so needed to be dry enough to accept the treatment This was provided by UK specialist PTG Treatments. The finished project looks spectacular. So much so that it has been shortlisted for an Architects Journal Award in November 2019 in the ‘Higher Education’ category.
The college was opened on 27th September 2019, and these are some of the images of the finished building.