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CDC Studio

Sports & Learning Building

Presenting new ideas in a prominent context. A masterplan for a senior school site in central Cambridge creates an exciting landmark for students. Respectful of its surroundings, street side views are framed, inviting engagement with the external community.

CDC Studio transformed a very constrained site into a state of the art school. … It was fantastic working with such wonderfully innovative people and creating a state of the art building.

Tricia Kelleher, Principal of The Stephen Perse Foundation
Existing Union Road elevation
Existing Union Road elevation
The building was part situated on the netball court & staff carpark
CONCEPT: Demolition of existing Union Rd buildings which are no longer fit for purpose
Proposed Union Rd elevation
Main Entrance and external seating designed into the facade
Stepped elevation with deep reveals to the balconies and windows.
Windows and angled reveals provide framed views into the school.
New main entrance to the school, with an exhibition area and double height canopy.
Basement floor plan
Aerial photograph showing the canopy and MUGA
Rooftop MUGA
3d printed sectional model
  • Client

    The Stephen Perse Foundation
  • Location

    Union Rd, Cambridge
  • Budget

    £9.4 million
  • Design Team

    Aecom
    Smith and Wallwork
    Bidwells
    Mott MacDonald
    The Landscape Partnership
    Sharps Redmore
    Beacon Planning (Now Turley)
  • Contractor

    Kier Eastern
  • Team

    Robin Dryer, Mark Clarke, Delphine Dryer, Emma Kingman, Sam Greaves, Alasdair Ferguson.
  • Photographs

    Richard Chivers
    Simon Smith (Smith and Walwork)
    CDC Studio