RIBA Stirling Prize Shortlist

We are delighted that our Eddington Key Worker Housing has been shortlisted for the RIBA Stirling Prize and has been nominated for the 2021 Neave Brown Award, which recognises the best new example of affordable housing in the UK.

Responding to both the current housing crisis and the climate emergency, our highly sustainable new neighbourhood for the University of Cambridge’s development of Eddington has delivered 264 affordable homes for university staff and researchers, with generous communal spaces and public amenities.

A holistic approach to sustainability, focussing on human experience as well as technical performance, underpins the whole project. The new buildings are designed to meet Code for Sustainable Homes Level 5 and non-residential spaces to BREEAM Excellent. They frame a vibrant ‘social landscape’, where a series of interconnected courtyards and cycle pavilions mediate between the public and the private, the city and the surrounding natural landscape, to foster wellbeing, nurture biodiversity and create a sense of community.

Click here to learn more about Eddington Key Worker Housing and here to watch our Director Kaori Ohsugi discuss the scheme for the RIBA.

We would like to congratulate everyone who made this project possible and invite you to tune in live to the BBC News Channel and BBC Radio 4’s Front Row on Thursday 14 October from 7.30pm to watch and listen to the ceremony live.


Client: University of Cambridge, North West Cambridge Development
Architect: Stanton Williams
Planning and Masterplanning: Aecom  
Landscape Architects: J & L Gibbons
Project Management: Turner & Townsend
Quantity Surveyor / Cost Consultant: Gardiner and Theobald
Access Consultant: Centre for Accessible
Environments Clerk of Works: calfordseaden Building Control: Cambridge
City Council Code for Sustainable Homes and BREEAM Assessor: NHBC Fire
Engineers: IFC Structural Engineers (Design Stages): Aecom (formerly URS)
M&E Engineers (Design Stages): Aecom (formerly URS)
Building Physics Consultant (Design Stages): Aecom (formerly URS)
Structural Engineers (Post Design Stages): MLM
M&E Engineers (Post Design Stages): Hoare Lea
Sustainability, Environmental and Acoustic Engineer (Post Design Stages): Stroma (formerly HRS)
Principal Designer: Faithful+Gould
Main Contractor: Wates Construction

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