• Architecture
  • Education
  • Housing

Harvey Court, Cambridge


Harvey Court is a seminal, Grade II* listed collegiate building in Cambridge University, designed by Patrick Hodgkinson in the early 1960s. We were commissioned to lead its comprehensive refurbishment, ensuring all the new interventions respected the building’s architectural heritage.

Our design hinges around rethinking movement through the building and linking the ground and first floor internally for the first time. The insertion of a new lift allowed us to reorientate the building, creating a new main entrance, in a far more intuitive location, sensitively designed to reproduce the original architectural detailing. New bathrooms have been ingeniously incorporated through utilising unused storage spaces, whilst communal facilities have been refurbished throughout. Finally, better insulation and solar panels lower the carbon footprint of the building.

Project Details:

The refurbishment and reworking of a beautiful Grade II* listed 20th Century, modernist college building in Cambridge for the demands of the twenty-first century student life.

Client: Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge

Construction Value: £7.5m

Completion: 2011

Location: Cambridge


  • RIBA Awards 2012: Shortlisted
  • AJ Retrofit Awards 2012: Shortlisted
  • Europa Nostra 2012: Shortlisted
  • David Unwin Awards 2011: Shortlisted

Image: Tim Crocker