The North West Cambridge Development - now known as Eddington - represents the largest plan for expansion in the University of Cambridge’s 800 year history.
Eddington is a mixed-use sustainable development of University research and teaching facilities, affordable housing for university staff, student housing, market housing, community facilities and public open spaces on a 140-hectare site in the west of the city. The proposals are intended to meet the University’s development needs for the next 30 years or more.
Eddington has been developed as a response to the ongoing debate on the future of the Cambridge region, in particular the need for major housing development and attempts to demonstrate how best to develop on the edge of our cities in a responsible, contemporary way.
Our team has advised the University on town planning, master planning, landscape design and sustainability since 2003, and has continued as the lead consultant through phase one construction and delivery. Following initial master planning proposals, we successfully negotiated to de-designate the site as Green Belt through the Core Strategy process. We submitted a hybrid planning application in September 2011 and the two local planning authorities resolved to grant planning permission in August 2012.
We are now leading on detail masterplan design of phase two, building on the successes and lessons learnt from the initial construction.
We continue to advise the University on guardianship of the master plan, fostering a collaborative process between architects and design teams, detailed landscape design, coordination and submission of reserved matters applications, sustainability and infrastructure design.
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