State of Design project on Grantchester St has won the LABC 'Best Extension of the Year' Award 2020

We are thrilled to announce that our recently completed extension and complete refurbishment of an Edwardian property on Grantchester St, in Newnham Conservation Area has won the 2020 Best Extension of the year in the Local Area Building Control Building Excellence Award scheme for East Anglia.

The energy efficient project, expected to exceed the RIBA 2030 Challenge targets for operational use as set for 2025, also resulted in a considerable increase in inhabitable space on all floors without compromising headroom, daylight, function and, most importantly, without causing overlooking or overbearing of its neighbours.

The project is the result of a close collaboration with the local authorities whose voices were listened to in addressing both delicate planning issues and complex technical challenges associated with the poor ground conditions the house was built on originally. Despite of the much needed pile foundations, extensive underpinning and the rebuilding of quite a few original structures, or its environments credentials, the project was completed on an excellent budget...

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