What do we want our communities to 'feel' like in 25 years and how do we design for it now?

Key themes: Future Communities, Sustainable Design, Transit-led Development, Infrastructure

North East Cambridge is a new urban extension, set to be transformed through the delivery of approximately 8,000 homes, with new workspaces and community facilities. The development is enabled by the proposed relocation of the Waste Water Treatment Plant, guided by the Council’s emerging Area Action Plan and the opening, in 2017, of Cambridge North Station.

As part of the new district, TOWN & LandsecU+I are bringing forward plans for a new 5,600-home walkable neighbourhood - the Core Site - that will support the health, happiness and well-being of local people, play an integral role in the future of Cambridge, and be an exemplar for sustainable 21st-century development. Nearby, the Crown Estate is reimagining its Cambridge Business Park.

This tour starts at Cambridge North Station, before taking in Cowley Road as an existing artery of the district, Cambridge Business Park, and the Core Site. Presentations are then led by GCSPS, the Crown Estate, TOWN & LandsecU+I with their Kjellander Sjoberg on emerging plans for the Core Site, before a short design workshop about realising the ambitious vision for the new district.

This tour is led by:

  • Jonny Anstead, Director, TOWN
  • Sarah Chitty, Senior Development Manager, LandsecU+I

With presenters:

  • Terry De Sousa, Principal Planning Policy Officer, Greater Cambridge Shared Planning Service
  • Jennifer Waterhouse, Regeneration Manager, The Crown Estate
  • Angela Woda, Senior Urban Designer, Kjellander Sjöberg Architects
  • Stefan Sjöberg, Founding Director, Kjellander Sjöberg Architects

The NE Cambridge and Core Site learning tour will depart following morning plenary on Thursday 22 June. See full Congress programme at theaou.org/cambridge

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This Learning Tour is sponsored by LandsecU+I.

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