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Santuary Housing Association key workers accommodation, Cambridge, United Kingdom

Friday 20 Jun 2008

Green homes for key workers

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McBains Cooper gets planning permission for £20m green scheme 

Leading inter-disciplinary property and construction consultancy McBains Cooper has gained planning permission for a £20m project for Sanctuary Housing Association to provide key worker accommodation for doctors and nurses at Addenbrookes Hospital in Cambridge.

The site is currently occupied by a car park but the scheme will bring 100 apartments and 372 bed spaces to the site. Green features include a heating system using air-based heat exchange, Photovoltaic cells and green and brown roofs. The south-facing aspect of the buildings will feature solarshading.

The development comprises four individual six-storey, brick-clad buildings, featuring timber-clad pods and zinc-clad ground floor. The top three floors of the buildings will be built with a step effect, each floor featuring a green roof.

‘We wanted to use a mixture of softer, more ‘domestic’ materials to reflect the buildings use whilst responding to the contemporary look and feel of the main building,’ said Zaki Ghiacy, Director at McBains Cooper.

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