English Heritage East of England Headquarters

van Heyningen and Haward Architects, Cambridgeshire, 2002


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  • Courtyard    
  • Restored stables block linked through stable arch    
  • New approach route to headquarters    
  • Link building meets the house, with disabled lift and stair    
  • New offices behind the house look over a 2m-high garden wall    
  • Brickwork cleaned but not     
  • Link with entrance to stable offices    
  • Site plan after the project    
  • Site plan before the project    
  • Courtyard with outbuildings to be demolished    
  • View from the site entrance of outbuildings where new link building now stands    
  • Image of the view from the courtyard    
  • Detail cross-section through glazed wall    
  • Key cross-section through reception building    

Conversion and extension of nineteenth century Grade II listed house

The building is intended to act as an open, transparent entrance in the heart of the Brooklands site, announcing English Heritage’s relationship with the public.

The project entailed conversion of a Grade II listed nineteenth century house, stables and outbuildings to offices and ancillary uses. A structurally glazed reception links the main house with the stable block.

There is a further side extension to house offices for 50 staff.


  • Begun: Oct 2001
  • Completed: 2002
  • Floor area: 1,704m2
  • Sectors: Arts and culture, Office
  • Total cost: £1.4M
  • Tender date: Jul 2001
  • Procurement: GC/Works/1 with Quantities
  • Address: Brooklands, 24 Brooklands Avenue, Cambridgeshire, CB2 8BU, United Kingdom

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