Abode at Great Kneighton wins a prestigious RIBA East Award 2019
RIBA East Award 2019
We are thrilled to announce that Phase 2 of our Abode development in Great Kneighton has won a prestigious Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) East Award. Phase 2 of this project, designed by Proctor and Matthews Architects, marks the completion of Abode at Great Kneighton - a major new housing and mixed-use community in Trumpington, Cambridge.
Phase 2 of Abode comprises 136 new homes, 40% of which are tenure blind. Laid out as a series of terraces, the homes combine traditional design with a very modern aesthetic. Landscaped lanes help to form a variety of open green spaces, whilst providing a route through the development.
The RIBA East judges particularly appreciated the variety of landscaping - from the wide-open spaces of the 120-acre Hobsons Brook, to more enclosed landscaped areas, such as the new central square, Pocket Park - which reflects the dual influences of town and country. They were pleased to see many safe areas for children, as well as a mix of tenures, allowing a new, diverse community to take root.
RIBA has been celebrating outstanding work for more than 180 years; their awards and prizes are internationally regarded as a mark of architectural excellence.
We are extremely pleased to receive this accolade, having won a RIBA East Award last year for Aura at Great Kneighton. Together, these awards reflect the desirability of Great Kneighton, where residents can enjoy the best of modern living, and become part of a thriving new community near historic Cambridge.