CAMBRIDGE – Europe’s first eco-mosque is expected to open later this year in Cambridge, UK, planned as the continent’s highest value mosque, worth approximately £24million when finished.
“We were delighted to work on such a prestigious and unique development which involved a wide cross-section of professionals and disciplines,” Construction Associate Sarah Duncan told Ely Standard on Monday.
“We are now looking forward to seeing the result of the project team’s hard work when the mosque opens in November.”
Duncan assisted CMT Design and Build Limited in drafting the development agreement, building contract, warranties, and appointments in order to bring the project to fruition and see the first phase of the development completed.
Ashtons Legal for business services has also advised on the construction of the mosque which started in September 2016 at Mill Road.
Charles Webb, commercial property partner with Ashtons, acted for the Muslim Academic Trust in the original purchase of the land and later for the Cambridge Mosque Trust, who are the current owners.
“This has been a complex multinational project involving many contractors and stakeholders, and we have been delighted by the dedication and astuteness with which Ashtons have supported our various legal needs,” Tim Winter, chairman of the Cambridge Mosque Trust said.
An eco, green, or sustainable building refers to both a structure and the application of processes that are environmentally responsible and resource-efficient throughout a building’s life-cycle, from planning to design, construction, operation, maintenance, renovation, and demolition.
New technologies are constantly being developed to complement current practices in creating greener buildings. The common objective of eco-constructions is to reduce the overall impact of the built environment on human health and the natural environment.