Masterplan & new buildings
The expansion of the Campus is taking place in two phases. Phase 1 comprises 70 acres of which one third will accommodate Cambridge University Hospitals with the remaining two thirds for commercial and other uses.
All of the Phase 1 land has now been allocated. In February, the developer (Liberty and Countryside) submitted an application for outline planning consent for Phase 2 which comprises an additional 14 acres of land which was ring-fenced for future development by the local authority in 2009.
To date, Liberty and Countryside have invested over £40 million in infrastructure and masterplan development for Phase 1 including the Circus.
Seven new buildings are either under construction or due to be constructed by 2018:
|Development||Anticipated Completion ||Size (GIA sq m)||Lead
|New MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology (LMB)||Opened 2013||25,000||Medical Research Council
|AstraZeneca||End 2016/early 2017||80,705||AstraZeneca
|New Papworth Hospital||Spring 2018||32,300||Papworth
|The Forum||TBC||35,000||John Laing/Cambridge University Hospitals
|Capella||Mid-2018|| 18,000||Cambridge University Hospitals
|Gemma||End 2016||4,000||University of Cambridge
|Bellatrix||Autumn 2017||25,000||University of Cambridge
|Heart & Lung Institute||pending project fundraising||7, 500||University of Cambridge
|The Circus||End 2016||Liberty Property Trust & Countryside
|Total||220,005 sq m; 2,368,114 sq ft||
The current planning application is for development of up to 75,000 sqm floorspace (excluding plant areas) of Research and Development (B1b) and Clinical (C2 and/or D1), sui generis and higher education uses, including related support activities within use class B1; ancillary uses in addition (A1, A3, A4, A5, D1 and/or D2); up to two multi storey car parks; open space and landscaping and all other associated supporting infrastructure.
The vision is to produce a landscaped-based development which appears as buildings gathered within a countryside setting and with a series of “garden spaces”.
International Healthcare Village
The Strategic Masterplan for the Campus provides a strong urban structure for the Campus, underpinning its relationship with Cambridge city centre. Occupying almost the same area as the University does in the city, the Campus will echo the layout of the city streets and the colleges with their courts. The masterplan sets out a logical pattern of streets and spaces subdividing the Campus into a series of plots and spaces for building development. There will be a hierarchy of streets and pedestrian routes, beginning with highly populated streets and public spaces lined with buildings through entrance courtyards, semi-private spaces which adjoin but which are not part of the public routes, to gardens and functional areas belonging to specific buildings. Sustainability is at the heart of the Campus with reduced travel and energy requirements central to the distribution of land uses.
Access to the Campus has been significantly enhanced with the opening of two new roads leading to and from the M11 motorway (Addenbrooke’s Road and Francis Crick Avenue). The Cambridgeshire Guided Busway links the Campus to the city and northern villages via Cambridge railway station. A new multi-storey car park opened last year and a state-of-the-art energy centre is also planned.
A number of new initiatives are underway to enhance on site amenities and travel to and from the campus:
Visit the image gallery for photographs of the new buildings and other images of the Campus developments.
Campus PPT – available at this link CBC for SF meeting