Our team of master-engineers from Blumer-Lehmann began today the task of fabricating the great drum which will be craned up to support our magnificent dome. We are proud to be working with craftsmen of such high renown. When completed the golden dome will add a distinctive feature to the historic Cambridge skyline. The interior of … Continue reading Dawman Da’iman!
The first complete ‘crown’ element has been erected by the Blumer-Lehmann team. It was assembled at ground level and craned into place on top of four pillars, fitting exactly with a tolerance of less that one millimetre! Precision engineering indeed. Visitors now receive an awe-inspiring sense of the majesty of Cambridge’s newest monument.
The late Baraka Khan raised over two hundred thousand pounds for our mosque before her tragic death at the age of 23, and we have named this beautiful room in her memory. Here are the first-ever pictures of this upstairs segment of the women’s prayer zone! Sisters in the mosque will have several worship areas … Continue reading Baraka Room Is Unveiled
Still a long way to go! However it is now possible to get a clear sense of the calm but impressive impact of this unique design feature, which symbolises religion as a principle of harmony with the natural world as well as recalling Islamic geometry and English fan-vaulting. A photo of the preliminary fix of … Continue reading Our Trees Are Growing
It is now possible to go upstairs in our building! This photo shows a view of the rear residential unit (left) and the mother-and-child prayer space (right). The cross-laminated timber work will be faced with decorative brick at a later stage of the construction process. The window spaces can now be cut out of the … Continue reading Residential Unit Walls Go Up
The rear of the mosque building is starting to take shape. This view shows the CLT panels now in place for the mortuary (left) and the rear female access and second accommodation unit (right). The brick cladding will be added later in the project schedule. Tomorrow our specialist contractors begin work on the first of … Continue reading Rear Portico Takes Shape
With Blumer-Lehmann’s specialists on site all systems are go for craning in the remainder of the prayer hall walls and piercing the door and window points. The mother-and-child space is now clearly visible to the left of the frame. At the rear of the site (not in view) the gabion wall element is now complete.
On 5th September the first sections of the wall of the prayer hall were lifted into place! For the first time visitors receive a good impression of the height of the mosque. The panels are made of cross-laminated timber (CLT), and will be faced with decorative bricks.
Our Swiss friends and timber fabricators Blumer-Lehmann AG have been working hard on manufacturing the columns, walls and dome of our mosque, at their state-of-the-art plant in Gossau, Switzerland. The first consignment has now left their factory and is on its way to Mill Road! Blumer-Lehmann’s specialist team will make a soft start on our … Continue reading Phase Two Begins!
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