RMA part of Abell Nepp success at King’s
We are delighted to have contributed to architect Abell Nepp’s success in winning a design competition to modernise and expand Chetwynd Court and lower levels of the surrounding buildings, at King’s College, Cambridge.
The existing Grade I and II listed buildings, which partly enclose the Court, will be linked by a new glass pavilion, and the surrounding ground floor spaces refurbished to include new social, academic and conference areas. An underground building beneath the Court will house a 200-seat, multi-purpose auditorium for events and performances.
RMA’s sketch plans envisage Chetwynd Court as a simple yet elegant space, that would provide a foil for the converging architecture of the historic Wilkins and Scotts buildings and the contemporary flowing form of the new Abell Nepp pavilion.
Our ideas also extend to King’s Lane, a pedestrian route which runs parallel to Chetwynd Court. There is an opportunity to embrace this route as part of the proposals, to enhance user experience and safety as well as re-connecting it to the College.