New Access Ramp

St Bene’t’s Church is the oldest building in Cambridge and lies within the heart of the city, opposite the Eagle Public House that is one of the oldest local pubs and former coaching inns.

The church is now set significantly lower than the main highway footpath and surrounding properties and was previously only accessed by steps from the footpath, some 750mm lower.  The churchyard is relatively compact and the ramp arrangement proposed is “snail-like” in plan, with a gentle gradient down to the entrance porch and doors.

The ramp arrangement acts as a raft structure spreading the structural loads carefully around former ancient burials with only a minimal disturbance of the ground surface creating a ramp that now blends into the landscaped gardens.

St Bene’t’s Church, Cambridge

St Bene’t’s Church