GoldSmith Street Norwich Wins Stirling Prize

Cygnum Building Offsite are delighted to announce that the multi award winning Gold Smith Street, Norwich has won the 2019 RIBA Stirling Prize.  

The social housing development of 105 ultra-low-energy homes for Norwich City Council, is the first social housing scheme to be shortlisted and win the coveted Stirling Prize. The Stirling Prize judges, chaired by Julia Barfield, praised Goldsmith Street “as a modest masterpiece. It is high-quality architecture in its purest most environmentally and socially-conscious form.”

Cygnum Managing Director John Desmond stated…. “We are immensely proud of the major role Cygnum Building Offsite played in this project. We designed, manufactured and installed the highly insulated timber frame structures to a tight program and exceptionally high-performance standards. Our team were outstanding! Well done to Mikhail Riches and all involved”

RIBA President Alan Jones added: “Faced with a global climate emergency, the worst housing crisis for generations and crippling local authority cuts, Goldsmith Street is a beacon of hope. It is commended not just as a transformative social housing scheme and eco-development, but a pioneering exemplar for other local authorities to follow.”

Timber frame installation at GoldSmith Street Norwich

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Finance Team Site Visit

Great to see our finance team take a break from their usual accounting duties and survey one of our Cork sites. Pictured is our Contracts Manager Ronan O’Sullivan, giving a tour to Finance Director John O’ Callaghan, Accountant Tina Teahan & Accounts Assistant Marie O’Callaghan #informationsharing #sitetour  #teamdevelopment.

Ancillary Certificates #BCAR

Cygnum’s products are manufactured in factory-controlled conditions with millimetre accurate CNC equipment. We provide structural and ancillary certificates as required by BCAR covering….

Factory insulated airtight and service battened timber frame structures and Factory plasterboarded party wall systems.  #precision #productivity

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210 Plots Near Compeltion

210 plots near completion on another timber frame site supplied and installed by Cygnum.The client benefited from our open web joist system for the floors, enabling easy installation of services. Stunning drone photography by Ben and the team at Sky Revolutions.

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Stunning Drone Image of Goldsmith Street

Stunning drone image of Goldsmith Street, Norwich, it gives you a sense of the sheer scale of this award-winning passivhaus housing development. We are very proud to be part of the team that delivered this ambitious project for Norwich City Council. socialhousing buildbetter offsiteconstruction.

Self Build In Cork

Another week another one off house being erected. External walls factory insulated and airtight to precision. Building offsite is the future and Cygnum Building Offsite are at the forefront of this technology