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.
You can read more about the project in this CIBSE Journal article, "Cambridge first – exemplary retrofit of Grade I listed halls of residence at Trinity College".