Plans submitted for mixed-use project at Waterbeach Barracks

WCN Editorial Team 28 Feb 2017 EUROPE BUILDINGS

Urban&Civic and the Secretary of State for Defence have submitted plans for a new mixed-use project at Waterbeach Barracks on the northern fringe of Cambridge, UK.

The project will include the construction of up to 6,500 homes, of which 600 units will be for residential institution (care home) use, on 293ha of brownfield land.

Plans also include three primary schools, up to 9,000 sq m of community facilities, up to 7,000 sq m of sports and fitness centres, up to 16,500 sq m of retail space, up to 15,000 sq m of employment space including offices, research and development and light industrial units, and a lake-side hotel covering an area of up to 4,000 sq m.

The application also includes proposals for supporting infrastructure upgrades and investments in energy centres, waste management facilities, upgrade and services, drainage works and sustainable urban drainage systems.

Urban&Civic’s CEO Nigel Hugill said: “Outside London, Waterbeach is the best brownfield site in the country. Three miles from the Cambridge Science Park with some of the most dynamic employment in the world, Waterbeach can help meet a demonstrable shortage of accessible accommodation in the north of the city, both from an expanding workforce and local residents who have lived here for generations.

“Courtesy of the Royal Engineers, the barracks and airfield are already marvellously landscaped, with a 23-acre lake and tree lined environment that has been forty years in the making, and is already part of a popular and dynamic village.” 

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