Moreland Terrace, Accordia

Alison Brooks Architects, Cambridge, 2007


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Award winning house type by Alison Brooks Architects, part of Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios housing masterplan for Cambridge

Alison Brook’s Accordia housing, Cambridge, takes Victorian suburban villas as its model. Each house features a flexible open plan layout with internal spaces varying in height and orientation. The building envelope was defined by Feilden Clegg Bradley Studio’s high density masterplan.

A top-lit triple height atrium and stair hall divides the houses in two. Each half is offset in level to allow ceiling heights appropriate to each room’s use. The living space is therefore sunk in relation to the dining room, so that it may be a taller space. The open plan dining room spills onto an outdoor terrace via full height glazing.

The copper roof sweeps over the building creating a large top-floor family room set over two levels. This space is lit by skylights and a fully glazed flanking wall, allowing lateral glimpses to rear gardens and the sky.


  • Begun: Sep 2003
  • Completed: Sep 2007
  • Sector: Residential
  • Total cost: £38M
  • Tender date: Nov 2002
  • Procurement: JCT 98
  • CO2 Emissions: 35kg/m2/year
  • Address: Hadleigh, Huntingdon Road, Girton, Cambridge, CB3 0LH, United Kingdom

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