Sturton Street, Cambridge

Sturton Street, Cambridge

Client: private

Location: Cambridge

Contract value: confidential

Service: Full Architectural service

Accessibility is now a core aspect of an architects work. Ensuring projects meet both the legal requirements for accessibility and the needs of individual clients is key to the success of a project. We create buildings, places, and spaces that work better for everyone by making inclusion a key part of our work.

Sturton Street is a four-bed terrace in Cambridge. The client needed to make the house and garden accessible for a wheelchair user. We prepared plans and in consultation with an occupational therapist agreed with the family the best way of adapting the property to meet their changing needs.

We converted one of the main downstairs rooms into a bedroom with a small extension to provide a fully accessible wet room. The entrance was adapted to give level access from the street through the house and out onto a new area of decking with a ramp leading down into the garden.

As well as the accessibility aspects of the project, the family took the opportunity to improve the aspect of the houses onto the garden and add a small side extension to create a farmhouse style kitchen with dining table and sofa space.

This was one of those projects were you feel you make a difference to a family’s life beyond the everyday work of an architect.