Cambridge North is regenerating and transforming the area of unused, derelict railway sidings and creating an attractive environment around the new station, that includes first-class homes, places of work, a hotel, shops, cafés and open spaces.
Emphasis will be on creating a thriving community, not just a series of buildings, with a focus on sustainability and job creation as well as new homes and facilities.
Cambridge North will bring those special Cambridge-city qualities to local residents and create greater connectivity with its renowned science and business parks.
The architects, local and city councils, planners and developers are working together to create a masterplan to be developed over time to bring life to this area and create a neighbourhood where people can work, meet, relax and live.
The area is being designed with air quality in mind plenty of open spaces where local activities can take place in a traffic-free environment.
In addition to shops and local amenities, cultural and community events will be activily encouraged throughout the development period and permanent artworks will be commissioned to ensure a lasting legacy and to provide a sense of place.
The improved bus, train and bicycle links ensure better connectivity to the city centre and the layout of the site provides easy bicycle access to the nearby parks and meadows that make this a special place to live and work.
Cambridge North will include a mix of stylish homes and provide opportunities for people to live in one of the most beautiful cities in the country. Buildings will be carefully detailed using some of Cambridge’s typical architectural features and will include materials such as brick and stone.
When the project is complete, residents will have all they need at their doorstep. They will be able to meet for coffee, grab a bite to eat, shop for groceries and visit local parks and meadows. Until then, the Cambridge North development hopes to welcome people onsite to enjoy street food and community art projects during the development period.
Cambridge North aims to boost employment opportunities and attract some of the world’s most innovative companies, many of which already operate from within the city.
A state-of-the-art, energy-efficient office building and a 217-room hotel are scheduled to be built first. Both will be positioned around a large central square which will be flanked at street level by shops, cafes and restaurants.
The development hopes to generate job opportunities through local outreach programmes. These will aim to create apprenticeship positions and help provide nearby schools with careers advice for jobs within the construction industry.
Encouraging opportunities with our construction partners
Working with schools and colleges to educate pupils about our transformational developments
Integrating permanent and temporary art within the development