As part of the Stirling Prize winning Sainsbury Lab development in the Botanic Garden, Saunders Boston Architects was appointed by the University to design and manage a number of ‘enabling’ and ‘re-provision’ projects. This included redevelopment of the Grade II listed 'No.1 Brookside', consisting of 4 phases of work.
Phase 1 saw the alteration and refurbishment of No.1 Brookside to provide new accommodation for teaching and administrative staff, along with a new shop and other public facilities.
Phase 2 formed the Garden's first new public entrance for fifty years, to create an open welcome, providing glimpses through the entranceway and into the garden beyond. The works comprise a new, contemporary, ticket kiosk and customer facilities, set behind new decorative gates.
Phase 3 extended the existing outbuildings to provide a new garden classroom to the East side of No.1 Brookside.
Phase 4 extended disabled access provision to various facilities in the Garden
- Award Winning Project (David Urwin Award for its contribution to the townscape of Cambridge)
- 4 Phases
- New Entrance
- New Ticket Office
- New Shop
- Refurbished Offices
- New Teaching Space
- Alterations to Historic Garden