Construction Reaches Halfway Point

Watch this video showing the installation of the new Cambridge mosque dome. “A sacred space with an ancient, timeless feel and built with the latest technologies ” says Sheikh Adbal Hakim Murad on the site of the new mosque, as the dome is put in place, marking the halfway point of one of the most … Continue reading Construction Reaches Halfway Point

Dome Craned Into Position

Last Thursday the Blumer-Lehmann team led a ‘topping out’ ceremony to celebrate the hoisting into place of our feature dome. A heavy-duty crane was hired for the occasion and the delicate operation passed off without a hitch. The dome is fabricated from cross-laminated timber harvested from sustainably-managed forests. Over the coming weeks the contractors will … Continue reading Dome Craned Into Position

Dawman Da’iman!

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!

Our Trees Are Growing

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

Residential Unit Walls Go Up

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

Rear Portico Takes Shape

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