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      What we do/ Our Projects/ Cambridge Mosque

      Enhancing the community with Europe’s first ever eco-mosque

      Cambridge Mosque, Mill Road, Cambridge

      Client
      The Cambridge Mosque Trust

      Value
      £25m

      Size
      1,940 sq m GIA

      The Cambridge Mosque Trust sought to provide a new sanctuary for worship, reflection and education its growing congregation. A spiritual fulcrum for Muslims in the region, the building needed to be inclusive, innovative and inspiring to the community.

      The Cambridge Mosque Trust intended to build a pioneering sustainable building for worship. From day one, we supported the trust’s vision with our renowned project management and planning consultancy services. Following a worldwide competition to find the architect for the project, we undertook a successful value engineering process to ensure the design and build costs of the scheme aligned to the client’s budget, while providing detailed funding and procurement advice.

      As a result of our vast experience of Cambridge’s planning process, we guided the client through the all-inclusive public consultation journey by hosting exhibitions and workshops on a local, national and international stage.

      There were several challenges throughout the project that were alleviated by our project management expertise such as the decontamination of the site, assistance in resolving cash flow and funding issues, respecting culturally appropriate practices and meeting the project deadline of Ramadan.

      View from the street
      Inside
      Brick tile cladding and dome

      The award-winning, visually stunning project achieved the client’s goal of creating an oasis for 1,000 worshippers. The mosque is built with the highest quality materials to ensure it will continue to serve the community for years to come, with a minimal carbon footprint.

      Awards

      Shortlisted

      Edie sustainability leaders’ awards
      Building/Infrastructure Project of the Year - Gilbert Ash

      Won

      Cambridge Design and Construction Awards (CDCA)
      Craftsmanship Award
      Sustainability and engineering award

      AJ Architecture Awards
      Best community and faith project

      Wood awards
      Best education and public project

      RTPI Awards
      Planning Excellence

      Civic Trust
      Special Award for Sustainability

      BCIA (British Construction Industry Awards)
      Best Culture and Leisure project

      Brick Awards - Brick Development Association
      Best public building

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