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16 September 2021

Housing at Eddington is shortlisted for the RIBA 2021 Stirling Prize

Accommodation for University of Cambridge staff housing at Eddington, designed by Stanton Williams, was shortlisted for the prestigious RIBA Stirling Prize. The coveted award is one of six projects shortlisted following the announcement that the scheme had won a National RIBA Awards in recognition of its significant contribution to architecture.


The collection of buildings around the market square of Eddington won the National Award, following its RIBA Regional Award success in Summer 2021. The awards highlight quality architecture across the region and nation, with the winners of the national awards going forward for the coveted RIBA Stirling prize.

The RIBA judging commentary about the scheme states: “The scheme manages to feel as though it is part Cambridge college and part new piece of city… Overall, the sequence of buildings and spaces between them is a delightful example of how a rigorous approach to form, materials and details can create a harmonious environment and make a great place. Eddington is emerging as a fascinating example of place creation and urban planning and this Key Worker Housing scheme has helped to establish a high benchmark for forthcoming phases.”


The scheme was additionally shortlisted for the 2021 Neave Brown Award for Housing.

RIBA President Simon Allford said:

“These exceptional housing developments are exemplars of sustainable, innovative design; they foster a strong sense of community, and encompass the values of social housing pioneer, Neave Brown. Each scheme provides an intelligent and creative solution that addresses the UK’s affordable housing challenge. They also offer delightful places to live that consider the health and wellbeing of current and future residents. Congratulations to all of the projects shortlisted for our second Neave Brown Award for Housing.”


Eddington opened in 2017 as a new part of Cambridge and includes homes for University and College key workers, homes for sale, student accommodation as well as the facilities to support the local community including a primary school, nursery, supermarket, hotel, community centre and sports fields and parklands. The new district is sustainable, long-lasting and ambitious offering a high quality of life to enhance the City and the University.

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Key worker housing and courtyard designed by Stanton Williams
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