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

      Cambridge Mosque, Mill Road, Cambridge

      The Cambridge Mosque Trust


      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.

      Thanks to 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
      Brick tile cladding and dome

      The stunning project achieved the client’s goal of creating a calm oasis for its worshippers and the mosque is built to ensure it serves the community for years to come, with a minimal carbon footprint.  Some awards/nominations the building has received are the RIBA’s Stirling Prize Finalist 2021, RIBA Stirling Prize Winner of the people’s vote for best building 2021, RIBA Client of the Year 2021 and RTPI National Planning Award Finalist 2020.



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


      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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