Leading bespoke joinery firm, The Deluxe Group, has recently completed work on the newly constructed Cambridge Mosque – the first purpose-built mosque within the city of Cambridge and the first eco-friendly mosque in Europe.
Sub-contracted by Gilbert-Ash, The Deluxe Group was appointed in May 2018 to deliver a specialist joinery contract worth over £1M, which followed a mandate to meet the needs of the local 6,000 individuals from the Muslim community, and was also designed to be as green as possible.
Work included the build and fit out of all interior and timber external doors as well as detailed wall panelling in the prayer hall and additional wood work throughout. The Deluxe Group used a range of specialist timber, including Araputanga Mahogany and European Oak to deliver prescriptive designs and keeping within the project’s sustainability mandate.
Commenting on the challenges of the project, Colm Connolly, from The Deluxe Group, said: “This was a very unique project which had detailed and prescriptive briefs that needed to be delivered with precision. Utilising our skilled workforce and specialist technology at our state-of-the-art facilities, we were able to manufacture exacting joinery pieces which followed the mathematical geometrics and intricate details required for this religious building. Working closely with the mosque’s specialist representative and Marks Barfield Architects, our team of in house craftsmen then fitted the wood-work on-site in Cambridge.”