Haddonstone, a manufacturer of fine architectural stonework and garden ornaments, has manufactured bespoke façade details at the award winning 51 Hills Road for Jesus College in Cambridge.
Located in a conservation area, surrounded by listed buildings, the college has moved away from stereotypical office block architecture to provide a high quality, contemporary structure. Architects at Gort Scott were given a brief to provide a building that would serve as a lasting asset to the College whilst making a positive contribution to the surrounding area.
Normally associated with classical designs, Haddonstone is also renowned for creating custom stonework to suit individual requirements. Therefore, Gort Scott knew that Haddonstone could produce the high quality bespoke designs required for the build.
Haddonstone worked closely with Gort Scott to design and manufacture bespoke architectural stonework including the impressive contemporary window surrounds. The stonework is a unique form of cast limestone with a surface texture similar to Portland stone or natural limestone.
The material meets all British Standards and exceeds those set by the United Kingdom Cast Stone Association (UKCSA), Gort Scott therefore had every confidence in the quality and durability of the stonework for the project. Installation was by Stone Synergy.
The unique design for Jesus College has received many prestigious awards including a BREEAM Excellent rating and Best Commercial Building at the Brick Awards 2016. The project also won both a RIBA National Award and a RIBA East Award.
All photos by David Grandorge