TRIQS City Spotlight: Cambridge

For our latest edition of the TRIQS City Spotlight, we’re paying a visit to Cambridge!

Cambridge may be known for its prestigious university, but it’s now also known as the hub of exciting construction projects.

One of these developments is an affordable housing scheme comprising 84 new residences, on the site of 3 former 1950s housing blocks. 

Located on Fanshawe Road, these homes were designed as part of a joint venture between The Hill Group and Cambridge City Council; Cambridge Investment Partnership uses former council-owned sites identified for densification via infill or demolition schemes as spots for new affordable housing.

Since its formation in 2017, more than 500 council homes have been developed across 10 sites, with another 1000 aimed before 2027.

Earlier this year, another key Cambridge project was announced; this will be a £400m landmark science and innovation park in South Cambridge, built on the site of a former sewage works.

The Cambridge Discovery Campus in Huxton will provide over 340,000sq ft of science and innovation space. This will be spaced out over 6 detached buildings with laboratories. 

The redevelopment on this site will also see a bespoke amenities and sports pavilion, which will overlook sports fields to be shared with the community, alongside a 30-acre country park.

On track for a 2025 opening is Cambridge South Station – and as rail is one of the key sectors we work across, we have loved watching this development!

This will create a vital transport link to the city’s biomedical campus and improve connections to Stansted Airport and the Eurostar. This is also part of a greater regeneration of the Cambridge Southern fringe, with 4000 new homes planned between now and 2031. 

Another project around the Biomedical Campus is the recently approved Cambridge Cancer Hospital that will “transform lives” in the city.

This will have 77 rooms for patients, and will provide a space to bring doctors and scientists together. Before its construction next year and its opening scheduled for 2029, issues surrounding local water supply will need to be addressed, although a report has shown that it will be more efficient in its water consumption compared to similar facilities nearby.

These are just a few projects in Cambridge that have caught our attention – to read more of our City Spotlight series, head here.

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