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Business Awards build up for Cambridge Architecture practice

PiP Architecture, a Cambridge based architecture practice, has been shortlisted for a major industry award for the third time this year.

The company has just been shortlisted for the Alan King Award for Excellence in Architectural Technology by industry body CIAT for Waterside, its radical conversion of three barns in Ely. PiP retained the historic fabric and character of the barns while making them suitable for modern family life by removing the roof of each barn and dropping a new structure inside the original. Each barn has an up-side-down design to allow for striking views of Ely cathedral and the river and has been made unique by using a carefully selected palette of high quality materials but in a different way each time. One picks up on the colour tones of the stone walling of the barn it is constructed within, another is surrounded by trees and clad in timber and the third fronts the river and reflects a boathouse design.

PiP also won Best Partnership with a Local Authority Building Control Team in the LABC (Local Authority Building Control) Awards. This recognises organisations that have effective communication with local planning authorities. Having won this regional award, PiP will now go forward as a national finalist.

The team was also this month runner-up in the SME Cambridgeshire Business Awards for Best New Business.

Says PiP Director Chris Senior: “We are delighted that our work has been recognised in this way. The CIAT nomination highlights our creative design capabilities, LABC our ability to work closely and effectively with local authorities and the SME award shows how far we have come, as a new business, in such a short space of time.”

PiP Architecture specialises in modern yet affordable urban designs. Their work ranges from individual homes, self-builds and extensions for private clients through to large design-led housing developments, college and conservation projects. PiP showcase their skills through their own premises, a Grade II listed former C19th coach house on Belmont Place.


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