39, 40, 46, 47 New Square, Cambridge

  • Private Residential project
  • Client: Jesus College
  • Employers Agent: Bidwells Property Consultants
  • Contract and Value: Minor Works £335K & £250K

These four storey properties in central Cambridge required major structural strengthening works and renovation to house the College Fellows. To increase the head height in the basement all load bearing walls were underpinned and the floor level reduced, each basement was then fully tanked and drained to cater for the high water table.

Areas of external walls were removed and rebuilt and the roofs striped and re-slated.

Restoration of all wall and ceiling finishes is completed in traditional timber lath and lime putty plaster to maintain the buildings ability to breath. All original sash windows and joinery items were carefully overhauled and the properties had new mechanical and electrical systems installed.