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Abode, Great Kneighton

 

Abode, Great Kneighton

CAMBRIDGE 2015

 

RIBA National Award, 2015

RIBA East Building of the Year, 2015

Civic Trust Special Award, 2015

The Sunday Times British Home Awards 2014

In 2009 BBUK were appointed to work from stages 1 - 6 at Abode, Cambridge for Countryside Properties.  This was Phase 1 of the Great Kneighton development comprising 2700 new homes on the southern fringe of Cambridge with 40% affordable housing throughout. 

 

The landscaping has been designed to create a clear sense of identity and hierarchy to the streets, public realm and open spaces surrounding the 306 new homes. 

 

A large existing road sits in the centre of the site this has mass plantings of cornus chosen for their coloured winter stems; these will be coppiced regularly. Sustainable urban drainage has been incorporated throughout the site with the use of rain gardens and porous paving.