The Royal Standard – Cambridge
The Royal Standard occupies a corner site on Cambridge’s Mill Road and Malta Road and has uniquely bought a once much loved Public House back to its community while also providing high quality additional accommodation by completely redeveloping the whole site in a manner entirely sympathetic to its surroundings.
Spread across a 5 new Victorian styled terraced houses, 9 new and 4 refurbished student flats the accommodation and site was re-developed further by completely refurbishing the existing public house, basement to provide a new kitchen and adding new WC facilities and managers flat over two floors.
Delivering such a wide scheme on a very constrained site certainly had its challenges in terms of logistics. The site was also suffering from a Japanese Knotweed infestation which had to be cleared before commencing major works.
The existing basement floor was lowered and tanked to enable the new kitchen to be installed further enhancing the offering to the community.
Working as the main contractor with a respected local developer where delivering the Public House back to the community in partnership with a local landlord had been at the centre of the vision for this site this complex circa £2million development was constructed over 17months.