Dwellings for students and college fellows will be built to Passivhaus standards

Cambridge city council has given the go-ahead for more than 80 new homes for students and fellows and families of King’s College Cambridge.

Designed by Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios, the 84 homes will be built primarily using carbon-friendly cross-laminated timber.

Following a brief to feature low-carbon emissions the homes will be built to Passivhaus standards, which demand that a scheme should have a lifetime lasting at least a century.

The scheme features a pair of crescent-shaped buildings which feature 12 two-bedroom and a dozen one-bedroom apartments, while a further building will house 48 student rooms, common rooms and kitchens.

The development will also feature a new graduate villa and the refurbishment of an existing Victorian villa.

Earlier this month FCBS received the nod planning for its designs for the third phase of a mixed-use scheme at Hayle North Quay, Cornwall, which will feature 300 homes.