Ash Court, Girton College

BREEAM Excellent.

The new Ash Court accommodation at Girton College is one of the most energy efficient halls of residence in the country. Not only has the project achieved a BREEAM ‘Excellent’ rating, demonstrating the breadth of it’s environmental credentials, an extremely demanding energy budget was specified and met. The performance of the building is a massive and very welcome departure from that of the original Grade II listed 100-year-old buildings.

Although the building is long and narrow with generous (triple) glazing, a very tight limit of 16.5 KWh/m2/year for heating & ventilation was met by rigorous passive design and incorporation of mechanical ventilation with heat recovery. The Passivhaus Planning Package (PHPP) was used as a design tool prior to detailed thermal modelling being developed by the MEP consultants



      RIBA East Sustainability Award, 2014 RIBA

      East Regional Award, 2014

  • Project Cost £6 million
  • Architect Allies and Morrison
  • Images Allies and Morrison