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Unrivalled range of on-site amenities

In addition to the comprehensive range of sports facilities, shops and food outlets currently available on site, the plans for the expansion of the Campus include an hotel and conference centre as well as more shops and restaurants. The Great Kneighton residential development currently under construction adjacent to the Campus includes new schools, playing fields and retail outlets.

Core amenities

Amenities currently available within the hospital include Barclays Bank, several Costa Coffee shops, a travel agency, dry cleaners, hairdressers, mini-supermarket, ladies boutique and gift shop.


kidsunlimited Long Road nursery is located on the Campus making it an ideal location for parents who work at the site. The nursery is purpose built and houses five home bases, each designed specifically for babies, toddlers and pre-school children, as well as a spacious and secure external area in which children can play and explore the outdoors.


Trumpington Sport have brought forward the start time of their February half term holiday camp to 0800. There is a reduced price of £15 per day for bookings made before 5 February

Easter and summer camps are being held at Long Road Sixth Form College adjacent to the campus. Inspired by the designs of renowned Bauhaus architect Walter Gropius, Long Road Sixth Form College is a treasure trove of light-filled classrooms and studios for indoor activities, and spacious playing fields and all-weather pitches for outdoor sports and play when the sun shines. The full range of Super Camps courses on offer will provide fantastic holiday activity options for families in and around Cambridge. Children will love the science, arts and crafts and bushcraft options as well as the all-new Multi-Activity programme of 6 daily activities. The impressive sports centre means action is guaranteed whatever the weather.

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Trumpington Family Fun Day

Come along to the Trumpington Fitness and Family Fun Day on Sunday 5th February. No need to book, just head to Trumpington Sport between 10am and 1pm to try brand new facilities and child-friendly activities. Click here for more details

Click this link to download a List of Cambridge Area Nurseries 20-10-2015

Sports and leisure

The Frank Lee Sports and Leisure Centre on the Campus is open to everyone who works on the Campus including employees of companies. The Centre offers a comprehensive range of activities for both adults and children (during the school holidays). Facilities include a 25m heated indoor pool, tennis and squash courts, cardio gym and fitness rooms. There is also a licensed bar, restaurant and function rooms. Click here for more information.


The latest leaflet on workforce health & wellbeing is available at this link

Health and wellbeing leaflet July 2016

Country park

Adjacent to the campus, the Country Park at Great Kneighton is over four times the size of the open space in the centre of Cambridge known as Parker’s Piece. Totalling around 120 acres, it is the focus of the Great Kneighton development. It contains woodland, four ponds, one of which is a 50,000m2 bird reserve, allotments, playing fields for the new secondary school, and a range of play areas.

The construction and opening of the Country Park will take place in phases.  The first phase is complete and is growing in before being opened to the public. The ponds are complete and full of water, and the bird reserve is already proving to be very popular and is home to a wide variety of birds, and the floating nest islands have produced their first batch of chicks. One and a half miles of footpath have been laid linking the southern half of the Country Park to the rest of Great Kneighton.

To date over 14,000 new trees have been planted including eighty large semi mature trees. Children from the local primary school assisted with the planting of over 600 saplings.  Allotments in various sizes are also under construction within the Country Park.  Residents from both Great Kneighton and the existing Trumpington Community will be able to apply to the Council for an allotment in the near future.

Countryside is working with the City Council to establish when the southern part of the Country Park can be formally opened to the public.

Country Park Phase 2

Countryside Properties is currently working on a planning application for the area within the country park which lies to the north of the Cambridgeshire Guided Bus line to Addenbrooke’s Hospital. On 23rd June they held a consultation event which was well attended by residents. They are currently considering the comments made by people and will be working on amended plans in preparation for submission of a planning application in late Summer 2015. The image below shows the emerging design. The highlights are: a bmx/skateboard/kids scooter facility, equipped area of play, 1km trim trail, kick about area, cycle/footpaths and large open areas for general play, picnics etc.


Country Park Phase 2

Country Park ARA Public Art

New Amenities

Two new developments planned for the future will add significantly to the scale and quality of the amenities available on the Campus:

The Forum

The Forum, a development led by Cambridge University Hospitals (CUH), will house a private hospital, education centre and a quality hotel with a variety of restaurant, banqueting and conferencing facilities.  The 36,788 m2 ( 395,980 sq ft) Forum will be developed in collaboration with John Laing Investments with the funding for the £120 million infrastructure project arranged entirely by John Laing with no public capital spent on the project.

Forum Concept Design Image by NBBJ

The key elements of the Forum are:

Crowne Plaza Hotel and Conference Centre (14,724 m2) – a   Crowne Plaza hotel with 200   beds   and   12  suites;  a  flexible  events  space capable  of  hosting  conferences  comprising   three   lecture   theatres   able   to   seat   approximately   600,   250   and   180   delegates  and with the flexibility for all three theatres to be combined into one large open space for 800 delegates.

Education  centre (4,300 m2):  to house: a) clinical  skills  laboratories; b)  simulation  facilities including  cadaveric  and  robotic  facilities; (c) seminar  rooms; and d) a  suite  of   video  conferencing  rooms.

Private Hospital (15,961 m2)

The private hospital will be operated by the Ramsay Group, an established healthcare provider with nearly 50 years experience in its core business – the provision of private hospital services.

Download the Forum brochure here

The Circus

The Circus at CBC

Liberty & Countryside will shortly be starting work on two new outdoor spaces for the public and staff. Planning permission for these spaces was granted in September 2015. The spaces, which will be linked, are currently known as:

1) the Clearing (formerly the Circus)

2) The Piazza

A third area of public open space called The High Street will sit east of Robinson Way and will act as a continuation of the Clearing and Piazza – this will be delivered by Cambridge University Hospitals. However, the design team is the same for all three spaces so there is full technical and design coordination.

The Clearing and Piazza

These spaces will run east from Francis Crick Avenue to Robinson Way and will be edged by AstraZeneca and Papworth. Leading landscape consultancy Gillespies have designed a scheme that is a green, calm and soft landscape  based on a ‘clearing’ concept with private ‘garden’ spaces. The landscape will include semi mature species and although there is still work to be done in the detail and to finalise planting palettes and methods, the city council’s landscape team have provided full support to the strategic masterplan proposals.

1) The Clearing:

  • approximately 100m in diameter; 7,000 sq m in area
  • will be like a large village green
  • open to everyone – staff and visitors
  • comprises planting, seating, pathways and 3 public art icons

2) The Piazza

  • will be a landscaped green space divided into ‘garden rooms’ with seating, pathways, tree planting and planting
  • this part of the site contains one of the four public art icons
  • width of 46.5m; 6,000 sq m

The guided bus will run through the spaces so it will take a quicker route around the campus. Close coordination took place with the County Council Bus Teams, County Council Highway Authority and Cambridge City Council officers to accommodate the bus route in a manner that respects the principal function of the space as an important area of public realm with pedestrian and cycle routes. The maximum bus speed is expected to be less than 20mph.

Public art has been embedded within the design of the spaces. Ryan Gander, a conceptual artist appointed at an early stage in the design process, developed the ‘Campground’ concept. These are tents in solid resin structures which will be managed and maintained by the developer.

The parameter plans allow for an amenity building to be sited on the Clearing; this is an allowance rather than a requirement. The developer has undertaken viability and architectural assessments but at this juncture, delivery of an amenity building is not a viable prospect. However,  when surrounding plots are developed, and more people working and visiting CBC, further assessment of its viability will be undertaken. Meantime, current proposals have future-proofed the Clearing space by placing services underground that can be tapped into by a future amenity building.

Great Kneighton Residential Development

Just beyond the country park, a stylish new residential development of 4000 new homes is under construction. The development comprises a wide range of houses and apartments (60/40) and 40% of the properties are “affordable housing”. Developers include Countryside Properties (1440 homes), Barratt Homes, Bovis and Skanska. The Countryside properties, which are Code 4 sustainable homes, range from 1 and 2 bedroom apartments to 5 bedroom houses. The garages are wider than the national average to cater for cycles.  The main road through the development is lined with 120 mature silver limes – trees that are native to Cambridge.


At the heart of the development will be an attractively designed central square comprising a new community/health centre (due to open once 500 houses are occupied), a library, 12 retails units and a convenience store as well as a public arts programme.  Other amenities include an electric car club and allotments.

In addition to an extension to the existing Fawcett Primary School to accommodate 450 pupils, a new primary school will be built. Construction of a new secondary school is expected to start early next year with a view to opening in September 2016 for 1000 children aged 11-18. The secondary school playing fields will be open to the public.

For more information about Great Kneighton, click here.