location | Cambridge year | 2018 value | £1.5m size | 827m2
The ACE Foundation is a Cambridge based charity which helps promote cultural and international understanding through the advancement of education, serving communities in the UK and worldwide. They purchased a Victorian Granary on the outskirts of Cambridge in 2009 with the intention of creating an inspiring space for education, culture, music and the arts.
We have been asked to undertake the detail design and implementation of the refurbishment and new build final phase of the works.
The Victorian granary is already functioning as a small performance space, this will be connected with a new glazed linking structure to an existing barn which will be converted into office space. The link acts as a foyer and gathering space pre and post- performance and opens onto a south facing external terrace – shaded with wisteria on an oak pergola. A new front door opens into a double height lobby which joins office space to foyer. A dilapidated cart lodge has become a space for a ceramics and jewellery studio. A walled garden will be created beyond the office barn within the original farm yard.