The final piece of copper roofing has been laid to mark the topping out at three new graduate houses for Churchill College in Cambridge.
The houses which sit in the garden of 36 Storey’s Way, are designed by architects Cottrell and Vermeulen, and echo the College’s existing architectural style, in particular the three current graduate houses named Bondi, Broers and Hawthorne houses, affectionately known as the ‘pepperpots’.
The roofing, flooring and seats are heavily influenced by the main College buildings and some exterior features by the arts and crafts housing on Storey’s way. The interiors include features such as bespoke terracotta tiling, copper roofing, wooden floors and window seats.
The new accommodation will house graduate students and comprises 30 en-suite student rooms and five studio flats, enabling the College to offer housing for all its graduate students on-site for at least two years of study, so that they can enjoy being part of the College community and access all academic, social and dining facilities on campus.
Two of the new houses will be named after former Masters of Churchill Sir David Wallace and Sir John Boyd.