Trinity College, Cambridge

Since 1968 the Courts at Trinity College have been the subject of major repairs, conservation and improvements directed by the Practice. This has been an extraordinary instance of rescue and care for complex and valuable historic buildings in intensive daily use.

Following a detailed structural survey of the College in 1972 a phased programme of repair has been established. Analysis of the cause of defects has been accompanied by systematic treatment and repair. Attention has also been given to introduce measures for preventative repair using established techniques. Whilst work is carried out the opportunity has been taken to improve facilities and update services within the historic courts.

Recently completed phases of work include re-slating Kings Hostel with Collyweston stone slates, and refurbishment of the Porters’ lodge to give improved disability access and security at the principal entrance to the college.

The Master & Fellows of Trinity College, Cambridge


  • Major restoration: Europa Nostra Diploma of Merit.
  • Wren Library: European Architectural Heritage Year Award.
  • R.I.C.S. Award in The Efficient Building Category; Stone Federation Design
  • Commendations; Design and Craftsmanship Awards of Cambridge Association of Architects.