Darwin College Cambridge

The Old Granary is a Grade II listed building, with its main entrance on Silver Street and an internal entrance from the College garden. The building has extraordinary character: built in the early nineteenth century, it was remodelled from its beginnings as a functional granary, becoming residential accommodation at the end of that century.  It was also part of the Darwin residence from the time of Professor Sir George Darwin on.

Project Summary

Messenger was awarded the contract to build the stunning Bradfield Room at one of Cambridge University’s largest graduate colleges. This multi-functional pavilion will be used by students for lectures, seminars, and social gatherings.

Aside from the new build element of the project, the interior layout of the Grade II listed Granary was re-designed, to provide modern en-suite student rooms, many with river views. These works included; strip out, structural alterations, electrical and mechanical installations and decorations.

Passive Fire Protection elements:

  • Fire penetration
  • Fire doors


Darwin College


Allies and Morrison


104 weeks


August 2020