New Cambridge Mosque

An eco-friendly British mosque for the 21st century.

Our work: A CDM contract to design, supply and install the glazed facade through the timber structure provided by Blumer Lehmann separating the outside covered terrace area and the inner halls. The project presented a complicated interface with ornate timber structure through which airtightness was a key requirement. The solution was to provide a structurally glazed curtain wall incorporating the Raico Therm+ SG option with Spruce internal sections to complement the timber structure internally and structural glazing externally to not detract from the timber formations. To reduce additional sight lines on the fa├žade Pacegrade chose to use Shueco Frameless ADI 65 SG doors with the curtain wall structure.

Key Facts


Cambridge CB1


Marks Barfield

Year of Completion



BCIA (British Construction Industry Awards) - 2019 - Best Culture & Leisure project

RTPI Awards - 2019 - Planning Excellence

Wood awards - 2019 - Structural award

Wood awards - 2019 - Best education and public project

Structural Timber Awards - 2019 - Engineer of the year - Blumer Lehmann

Structural Timber Awards - 2019 - Installer of the year - Blumer Lehmann

Structural Timber Awards - 2019 - Winner of winners

Structural Timber Awards - 2019 - Project of the year

AJ Architecture Awards - 2019 - Best community & faith project

Brick Awards - Brick Development Association - 2019 - Best public building

Offsite awards - 2019 - Contractor of the year - Gilbert Ash

Offsite awards - 2019 - Installer of the year - Blumer Lehmann

Offsite awards - 2019 - Best use of timber technology - Blumer Lehmann

Civic Trust - 2020 - National Finalist