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!
Issue 3 of our newsletter is now available to read online. Take a look below or click here to read all the latest news about our progress!
On July 28 the first phase officially completed on schedule. The following statement has been released by the architects Marks Barfield and the Main Contractors, Gilbert-Ash: After a successful ground breaking ceremony, attended by the local community in October 2016, the design team and Gilbert Ash have been working closely together to progress the basement … Continue reading Phase One Complete
Thanks to Daniel Zeichner, Member of Parliament for Cambridge, for the following words of support: ‘The Mill Road mosque is a powerful symbol for our city. With an estimated six thousand Muslim residents in Cambridge, the project to construct the city’s first purpose-built mosque was well overdue; it will provide much needed extra capacity as … Continue reading MP endorses our scheme
Most of the concrete flooring has now been successfully poured, and we have started to complete the columns and the liner wall which will ensure a good finish in the basement area. The storm water attenuation system is complete together with its pumping system and also 80% of the drainage underneath the basement slab. Works … Continue reading Good Foundations: A Substructure Works Update!
As construction work is ongoing on our Mill Road site, the Trust has been developing its plans for the teaching spaces in the new building. As well as the smaller classrooms designated for Cambridge’s Qur’an and Hadith Hub, and the multipurpose cafe/exhibition space, there is to be a dedicated women’s classroom. But the team have … Continue reading Progress with Auditorium Design
A team from Cambridge has travelled to Switzerland for the long-awaited unveiling of the first section of the mosque’s pillar and wall construction. The visit gave a good sense of the soaring scale and Islamic designs of the cross-laminated timber which is the keynote of the project’s design, and whose assembly will commence in Cambridge … Continue reading First Timber Unit Completes!