Marks Barfield Architects have won three RIBA awards for their Cambridge Central Mosque design, including Building of the Year. The religious space features a timber octagonal lattice vault design structure that fuses traditional and modern architecture.

As well as being described as the greenest mosque in Europe, it provides space for 1000 worshippers, integrating into its local neighbourhood without dominating it. The building itself by design is made to be sustainable with zero onsite carbon emissions, focusing on sustainability provided by solar panels, rainwater harvesting, and rain source heat pumps.

To complement this build, the fencing also needed to have sustainable qualities such as a long life and responsibly sourced materials, using products that are built to last while at the same time being secure and safe for all.

To serve both the client, residents, and worshippers, our Jakoustic Reflective acoustic barriers were installed to provide a safe, secure noise reduction solution that blends in with the surrounding area and building design, and also adds privacy with its solid design. This natural timber aesthetic matches not only the brickwork outside but the timber work inside, while also benefitting from the Jacksons 25 year guarantee against rot and insect attack.

As part of the security plan, Sentry® metal railings and two self-closing gates were also installed and are designed specifically with large groups in mind, helping ensure their safety. Barbican® vertical bar fencing was also used to provide security as there are no bolts or palings to be forced or removed, providing a non-intimidating anti-climb solution. EuroGuard® Flatform mesh fencing was also installed to provide clear CCTV access.

Jacksons Fencing is delighted to provide its quality assured products on such projects and looks forward to working with many more talented individuals, installers, and firms in the future. Want to find out more? Read the full case study here.