AF Coach Tour: New Housing in Cambridge

Join us for a daytrip led by architects involved in new residential projects across the city of Cambridge


08:30am, Saturday, 20 July 2019


06:00pm, Saturday, 20 July 2019


One day


£45// AF Members and Supporters can use their code for 20% discount

*If you are interested in the tour but want to make your own way there from outside London please contact and we can arrange a reduced ticket price

Meeting Point:

Outside the Museum of Childhood in Bethnal Green. 

Please arrive by 8.45am as the coach will leave by 9am.

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Take a tour of some of the new residential developments being masterminded by the University of Cambridge, including North West Cambridge, Cowan Court, Postgraduate housing in Churchill College and Newnham College.

Project architects from some of the practices who have worked across the sites will lead the tour across the day, these include Mole Architects, Stanton Williams, Witherford Watson Mann, Cottrell & Vermeulen, 6a and Walters & Cohen

The tour will take in highlights around the new residential district of Eddington in North West Cambridge, which has been developed by The University of Cambridge to provide affordable housing for its staff and post-graduate students. The site includes award winning buildings such as the Stirling nominated Storey's Fields by MUMA, alongside residential blocks by a range of design-led practices including Alison Brooks, Witherford Watson Mann, Maccreanor Lavington, MOLE architects and Mecanoo. 

Witherford Watson Mann in Eddington

Following this, the tour will move to Churchill College to look at Cottrell & Vermeulen's recently completed Postgraduate housing nestled amongst the Arts and Crafts buildings along Storey's Way, and continue with a look around 6a's multi-award winning Cowan Court.

Finally the day will conclude in Newnham College with a tour led by Walters & Cohen around their new student accommodation block. 

The day will start in Bethnal Green, where the group will take a coach at 9am to Cambridge and will return back to Bethnal Green at roughly 6pm.

Cottrell & Vermeulen in Churchill College

6a in Churchill College

Walters and Cohen_Dennis Gilbert

Walters & Cohen, Newnham College (photo: Dennis Gilbert)


9am - Coach Leaves Bethnal Green

10.30 - 11am- Arrive to North West Cambridge, get snacks/ coffee

11am - Quick introduction and overview to NW Cambridge development 

11.15 - 12.30 - A walkabout the development with Mole, Stanton Williams, Maccreanor Lavington and Witherford Watson Mann

12.30 - 1.15pm - Quick Lunch and break

1.15 - 1.45pm - Walk to Churchill College

1.45 - 2.15pm - Tour with Cottrell & Vermeulen of a series of student accommodation buildings in Churchill College

2.30 - 3pm - Tour with 6a of Cowan Court

3.30pm - Coach to Newnham College

3.45pm - 4.15pm - Tour with Walters & Cohen of Newnham College 

4.30pm - Coach back to London

6pm - Arrive back in London