Back in December we told you briefly about our involvement at the all new Cambridge Mosque, a purpose-built new facility designed to meet the needs of the community it serves.
Well, the job has progressed nicely as these images bear testament to, and Sheridan Lifts were delighted to be the lift company chosen to install a passenger lift here alongside the fine work done by Munro Building Services and our Main Contractor and fabulous client Gilbert Ash.
The all new Cambridge Mosque is located within the Mill Road area of the city and the total project cost is an estimated £15m. It is also the UK’s first eco friendly ‘green’ mosque and has used renewable energy sources to reduce the building’s carbon footprint.
This non-denominational facility will feature an underground car park, communal gardens, lecture space for events, coffee house and impressive prayer hall. There will also be a mother and toddler area and women’s treatment room for natural therapies.
Other potential plans include an Islamic funeral facility and a Qur’an school for children complete with various different digital technology.
Chairman of Cambridge Mosque Trist Tim Winter, known also as Shaykh Abdal Hakim Murad commented “Everyone will be able to come and use the gardens, or hire the lecture space for events, or sit in the coffee house, or just enjoy the calm ambience of the prayer hall.
“At a time of mounting tensions between communities we are confident that we will be showcasing traditions of hospitality and respect, pushing back against fundamentalism and any other ideology that seeks to damage the unity of the human family.”
Sheridan Lifts involvement with the project was to work sensitively alongside the existing building works and install a 15-person passenger lift utilising an electro hydraulic power system with two panel side opening and brushed stainless steel finish.
The Mosque is due to open soon.