girton college

Girton College

Ash Court is a contemporary development of student living at Girton College, Cambridge. The aim was to create accommodation and college facilities of high quality in terms of space, materiality and comfort with respect to form.

The College's aspiration was to pioneer a passive low energy design and incorporate renewable and sustainable energy. This was achieved through the use of photovoltaic panels and a ground source heat pump, bringing comfort to the student bedrooms, kitchens, gymnasium and swimming pool.

The energy efficiency used includes triple glazing, MVHR, window sensors to control individual room heating, thermal mass and integrated PV arrays. This project received BREEAM 'Excellent' Rating under the BREEAM Multi Residential 2008 scheme.


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The subtly lit swimming pool has idyllic views of the garden
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The building offers high levels of thermal comfort reducing energy demand
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The new development is an extension to an existing Grade II listed college building
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Communal areas are well lit and naturally ventilated
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Pipework was embedded into the concrete soffit to enable cooling with ground water
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High quality acoustic insulation resulted in low levels of internal noise throughout the building
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The brick-clad, three-storey wing provides 50 en-suite study bedrooms