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!
The entire build of the New Cambridge Mosque is being documented. Watch and share our first time-lapse video of construction from November 2016 to February 2017. Please continue to support the Cambridge Mosque Trust. Find out how here.
“The sun is a gift from God.” Shaista Ambar, founder of Lucknow’s first, all-women mosque The first women’s mosque in the city of Lucknow has become the first mosque in India to be entirely powered by renewable energy. The mosque’s president, Shaista Ambar, emphasises that the initiative is in response to global warming, urban pollution, … Continue reading Indian Women’s Mosque Goes 100% Solar
The University of Cambridge’s primary school on the North-West Cambridge Site is now fully open. With a capacity of over 700 pupils, and designed by Cambridge Mosque architects Marks Barfield, this innovative structure recalls the traditional British and Islamic idiom of a college built around a shared central space. Simple and robust building materials and … Continue reading University Primary School Opens
January 21 saw a black-tie dinner organised by the Cambridge University Islamic Society in support of the new mosque. As well as individual donations and standing orders, £1458 was pledged by the students. The guest of honour was Safar Hasanov of the Islamic College of Bulgaria.
Bulk excavation works resumed after the New Year holiday and 38% of the reduced level excavation is now complete, representing 225 truckloads of material removed from site. To prevent soiling of Mill Road surfaces an operator cleans all truck tyres before they leave the site, and a programme of road sweeping is under way. A … Continue reading Site Update 17.01.2017
The first eco-friendly mosque in Europe is meant to be a place for everyone in the community, explained Davina Levy, our PR officer, during the Cambridge Mosque Open Day at the Mill Road Winter Fair. She had the opportunity to talk to visitors and Mill Road TV about the new develpments at the site on … Continue reading Mosque open to all people
Building work update at the mosque site has been running on schedule. The continuous piles around the basement area and ramp are complete and have been covered with a capping beam. Rain water pipes and stop ends have been cast into the concrete. The reduced level dig commenced on December 7.
The COP22 climate change negotiations have been underway in Marrakech and a range of British and global Islamic organisations have been making their presence felt, under the umbrella of the Global Muslim Climate Network (GMCN). To celebrate the coming into effect of the Paris Climate Agreement, the GMCN designated November 11 as ‘Green Friday’, and … Continue reading Marrakech’s Green Friday