Portugal Street, Cambridge

Project Details

This residential scheme in Portugal Street, in central Cambridge, replaces the old Cambridge University Fives and Rackets Club. The client, Aquila Investments Limited, appointed BCR to design a speculative scheme. The design strategy looked to rework the urban and contextual qualities of the immediate area, comprising of mainly Victorian residential properties, in a contemporary manner.

The town houses were built using traditional materials and construction.  Buff brickwork with architectural concrete details, the windows are a mixture of wood and metal and the roofs are finished in slate. The barrel vaulted studio unit roof, gutters and downpipes are pre-weathered zinc. Garage and open car parking was provided to the rear of the properties.

Client
Aquila Investments Ltd

Appointment
Lead Architect