North West Cambridge development, Cambridge
The University of Cambridge planned to develop its estate and expand its academic and research facilities
Turner & Townsend were appointed in July 2009 to provide programme, project and technical support management services for phase one.
Date started: 2013
Completion date: 2018
As one of the world’s leading Universities, the University of Cambridge planned to develop its estate and expand its academic and research facilities and provide affordable accommodation for its key workers. Outline planning permission was secured in August 2012 to develop 150 hectares of farmland in its ownership to meet this need and include extensive site infrastructure, landscaping and facilities.
Phase 1 development comprises:
- 700 Key worker housing units;
- 325 student accommodation units;
- 1500 dwellings for market housing;
- Primary School and Nursery;
- Health Centre;
- Community Centre;
- Supermarket and unit shops;
- Energy Centre and District Heating Network
- Site wide infrastructure and road network
- Parklands and Western Lagoon
- Public realm and landscaping
- Code for Sustainable Homes (CfSH) Level 5 BREEAM excellent
Turner & Townsend were appointed in July 2009 to provide programme, project and technical support management services for phase one. We have led the team responsible for securing outline planning permission for the development and are now providing programme and project management’s services for the delivery of the construction works.
Key aspects of our role include:
- Leading, managing and coordinating master planning including outline planning application, financial modelling and communications activities;
- Assisting in development of key strategies e.g. phasing, delivery, estate management, s106 pre-application discussions / negotiations;
- Assisting in optimising financial returns and identifying initiatives;
- Code for Sustainable Homes Level 5 and BREEAM Excellent;
- Project Management services as defined under the NEC.
Making the difference
We were selected for our ability to understand the challenges faced by the University, and the breadth of expertise and experience offered by both the team proposed for the commission and the wider organisation.