New Shire Hall, Alconbury

This fantastic new Civic building has been designed to provide an innovative and contemporary workspace for the Council’s staff along with a series of public facing amenities. The office area includes workstations, meeting rooms / breakout and acoustic furniture areas. The public-facing amenities include a reception atrium and break out area with enterprise café and a large multi-function meeting space that can be subdivided into three spaces. To the rear, a new car park benefits from a unique solar array shading system distributed amongst generously landscaped areas.

The Civic hub was built using a structural steel frame with curtain walling including solid and glazed panels. Key features are:

  • Double-height reception and foyer, emphasising the civic function and maximising the generous building volumes
  • Public-facing breakout area and enterprise café
  • Open plan office space including workstations, meeting rooms, and breakout areas
  • Outdoor breakout space for the public
  • Generous staff amenity area facing a landscaped public space


Cambridgeshire County Council
Alconbury Weald, Cambridge
Allford Hall Monaghan Morris
Structural Engineering Design
Civil Engineering Design
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