Cambridge 2000: Histon Road: Chestnut House, 3
This block of student accommodation replaced a
Texaco petrol (gas) station. In between the
closure of the station and the construction
of the new building, the site was occupied for
years by a car washing operation
because the planning procedure took so long.
In the end, this building is too large, too close to the
neighbouring properties, and uninspiring.
The first part of the construction was relatively
quick because the individual student rooms were
hoisted into place by crane in a week or two.
But the rest of the construction was not any
quicker than normal. The building was occupied
by students in 2015 but the ground floor
façade was not finished until 2016 and
even then the small shop at the front was not
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