CB1 Hotel
Two The Square, Cambridge

The building forms the northern enclosure of the new Station Square in Cambridge and forms part of the gradual realisation of the CB1 Rogers Stirk Harbour designed masterplan for Brookgate which will transform the station area of Cambridge.

The building is U-shaped in layout and six storeys in height. It comprises much needed secure bicycle parking storage for 2,850 bicycles over ground, first and second floor and includes a bicycle shop. A 230 key IBIS hotel  sits above the cycle park and  fronts the square together with a first floor restaurant and 550 sqm of retail at ground floor. The main facade addresses the station square. The corners are recessed to create a well proportioned central section and a subtle transition of scale to the northern wing of the existing listed station. Stone at ground and first floor gives the building a solid base and defines the vertical hierarchy. Green coloured panels by the side of the windows emphasise the vertical proportions and complement the gault brick of the listed station building.

Full height perforated metal louvres enclose the first and second floor of the Multi Storey Cycle Park.
Hackney based artists Troika were appointed to create a site specific work of art.

Completion autumn 2016.

Client
Brookgate

Size
UK’s largest cycle storage facility for 2,850 bicycles and a 230 key hotel with restaurant and retail.