Go-ahead for first blocks in £1bn Cambridge Uni scheme

Aaron Morby 10 years ago
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Planning permission has been granted for new postgraduate student accommodation for Cambridge University at the £1bn North West Cambridge scheme.

The phase one blocks consists of 325 post-graduate student bedspaces, forming the first tranches of the 2,000 given outline planning last February.

RH Partnership’s design for Lot 5 of the North West Cambridge Development will meet the BREEAM Excellent standard. It involves up to eight 3-5 storey blocks around three open sided courts inspired by the traditional collegiate architecture in Cambridge.

A subsequent Reserved Matters Applications for the remainder of phase one of the scheme will continue to be determined throughout 2014.

Works on infrastructure will take place in 2014 and phased completions will begin from 2015.

Roger Taylor, Project Director of the North West Cambridge Development said “These are the first buildings in phase one that have received planning approval and they reflect the characteristics of the masterplan, which is to create a new, cohesive urban extension to Cambridge.”

Phase one

architect-plans

Lot 1: Foodstore, Energy Centre, Police Touchdown and Housing
Lot 2: Local shops, amenities and Housing
Lot 3: Housing
Lot 4: Housing
Lot 5: Student Housing
Lot 6: Primary School
Lot 7: Community Centre and Nursery
Lot 8: Housing
Lot 9:Housing
Lot A:Public Realm and Parklands
Lot B: Market Square, Local Centre and Public Realm

 

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