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
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
Due to exciting new opportunities and to meet growing demand in Ireland, we are currently seeking an Assistant Site Manager to join our busy site teams. This a permanent role and will offer candidates the opportunity to develop their Construction Management skills with a view to career progression.
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.
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.
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.
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
Installation of a large factory insulated panel on one of our terraced houses for a new hashtag social housing development. Noting the size of the frame, this completely encloses the front of the house with one panel thus allowing for both precision and speed.