Visitor Facilities
Client: University of Cambridge
Location: Cambridge
Status: Complete

Visitor Facilities, Botanic Garden

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

Project Scope:

  • 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