Transformation of Stapleford Granary into inclusive
Arts Centre receives Planning Approval

Cambridge | 19th January 2016

The next phases of the transformation of Stapleford Granary has received Planning Approval from South Cambridgeshire District Council.

The Victorian Granary, owned by the ACE Foundation has undergone significant works to date and is a vibrant centre for education, culture music and the arts with a full programme of events and courses.

This next phase of development, undertaken by the Foundation and designed by Moses Cameron Williams architects, will see the renovation of the remaining farm buildings and barn into a reception, meeting rooms and workspace, connected to the main granary building with a new glazed link and entrance space. A walled garden will be created to the east of the barn. The barn conversion incorporates passive, low energy principles to create a comfortable, well-lit and flexible office environment with large sliding glazed screens that will allow direct access to the garden in the summer.

Colin Moses Director at MCW said: “We are delighted to be involved in such a unique and rewarding project. Our collaboration with the ACE Foundation has been a very positive experience. These previously redundant buildings will be given a new lease of life and will make a highly valuable contribution to the life of the wider community. We have worked hard to create a considered and sustainable scheme within this sensitive context.”

The project is due to complete in 2017/18.

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