<span>trinity</span><span>college
new</span><span>court</span>

trinity college new court

Trinity College New Court

Collaborating once again with 5th Studio, Max Fordham worked on the Grade I listed Trinity College New Court Building.

Consisting of 13 traditional staircases, Trinity College New Court is located beside the world famous Wren Library on the bank of the river Cam. We delivered an appropriate strategy of improvement and upgrade works in relation to the environmental performance, energy consumption and operation of the building services installations. The aim of the project was to approach Passivhaus energy performance standards, setting an industry benchmark for sympathetic low energy refurbishment of ancient college building stock.

We worked with the client from feasibility, through delivery and into occupation to ensure that the desired improvements were achievable, proportionate and effective. By working alongside their in-house maintenance department, we were able to specify new services that met their demanding standards for easy accessibility for routine maintenance and to allow for adaptation in the future.

Architect

5th Studio Ltd

Value

£19M

Completion

2015

Client

Trinity College, Cambridge

Timothy Soar Info
An extensive deep retrofit at New Court included the use of internal wall insulation
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The original radiators were removed, with underfloor heating used and all electrical accessories and distribution enclosed within fixed services linings
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Carefully positioned lighting provides function and feature without the need to disturb historic fabric or use unsightly surface distribution.
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En-suites inserted into the existing floor plate bring 21st century amenity to a Grade I listed building.
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Wash hand basins integrated into every room required careful planning and coordination to minimise the need for services routes and unsightly access panels
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The original windows were refurbished with new slimline heritage double glazing and draught proofing to reduce heat losses of over 80%

Improvements in thermal performance and air-tightness of the external building fabric were achieved by the addition of an internal insulated lining

Image: Timothy Soar

Architect

5th Studio Ltd

Value

£19M

Completion

2015

Client

Trinity College, Cambridge