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Stapleford Granary | Stapleford, Cambridge CB22

Stapleford Granary is the home of the ACE Foundation, a Cambridge based charity providing educational activities for all ages.

The 19th century farm buildings have been lovingly restored over the past few years to form an inspiring space for education, culture, music and the arts.

Phase 2 of the project involved a £1.5m refurbishment and extension scheme, designed by MCW Architects. The Granary and barn are now connected with a new glazed linking structure, which is home to new offices, a creative space for art, a foyer, gathering space and long gallery.

With reclaimed materials used wherever possible, traditional black stained timber cladding and new Cambridge Buff handmade bricks laid in a Monk bond match the fabric of the existing structures.

The sensitive redevelopment of this site successfully retains the character of the Victorian agricultural buildings, whilst bringing the ACE Foundation’s vision to life.

The project has won a prestigious RIBA East Award for 2019.

Stapleford Granary for which Imperial Bricks has supplied bricks has received a RIBA East 2019 Award








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