University of Cambridge


Lot B:
Lead Consultant: Townshend Landscape Architects
Engineering: URS
Planning Consultant: Aecom Planning
Cost Consultant: Gardiner & Theobald


The North West Cambridge Development is a 150-hectare, mixed use development on the outskirts of the City of Cambridge. The project is part of the University of Cambridge expansion plans to include affordable housing for its staff and post graduate students.

The North West Cambridge Development will deliver the next chapter in the evolution of Cambridge, creating a dynamic new district that is set to become a new benchmark in standards of living, working and education. The scheme combines residential housing, academic and research facilities, a local centre and public amenities, as well as site infrastructure and open green space for local people and residents to enjoy. The scheme is being developed to the highest possible Code for Sustainable Homes and BREEAM levels, promoting sustainable living through such schemes as water management, energy and waste systems, a green travel plan and through community building activities.
Townshend Landscape Architects have been appointed as part of the Phase 1 design team to design the public realm at the heart of the scheme, incorporating the main civic space, and a series of other squares, courts and streets. Aecom Master Planning designed the concept master plan which was awarded outline planning in February 2013. Aecom Landscape are appointed to design the outer-lying roads and park lands. The other architects include Wilkinson Eyre Architects, Mole Architects, Stanton Williams, Mecanoo, Cottrell & Vermeulen Architects, Sarah Wigglesworth Architecture, The AOC, RH Partnership, MUMA, Maccreanor Lavington Architects, Witherford Watson Mann Architects, Alison Brooks Architects and Marks Barfield Architects.