Downing College, Cambridge

Downing College was founded in 1800 and its early buildings are pioneering examples of Greek Revival Architecture designed by William Wilkins in 1806-21. There have been a wide range of extensions and additions over the last two centuries.

We produced a Conservation Plan to help inform decision-making about the future of the college buildings and the site, and in connection with proposals by Caruso St. John architects to upgrade the Dining Hall and partially redevelop the adjoining kitchens and offices. These date from the late 1960s and were designed by Howell Killick Partridge & Amis.

Our structural engineering work has included alterations, repairs and extensions to the listed concrete framed buildings to renew the kitchen facilities.