Over the recent years, Cambridge has seen considerable growth, and together with their sponsors, the Cambridge Design and Construction Awards were created to celebrate the more recent, high quality developments that been built in the city. The event has been held annually since 1988 and despite the unusual circumstances we currently find ourselves in, the awards have still gone ahead and Messenger’s previous Darwin College project managed to pick up not one, but two well-deserved gongs!
The City Council organise the six main categories which amongst others contain: Best New Building, Best Conservation, New Neighbourhoods and Best New Landscape. The criteria for these include design excellence, good quality of workmanship, good quality materials and sustainability.
Completed in August 2020 as part of a £3.7m project at Darwin College, The Old Granary scooped up the award for Best Conservation Project and the Craftsmanship Award. Both awards absolutely reflect the knowledge, skill and quality of work that the Messenger team hold, and we couldn’t be more proud!
Well done to all involved!
You can see a selection of images of The Old Granary completed works in the gallery below, as well as some additional shots of the new build pavilion building which formed part of the same contract.