22 - 25 Cambridge Science Park

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Trinity College Cambridge

Planning permission has been granted for plots 22 and 25 at Cambridge Science Park on behalf of Trinity College Cambridge and Bidwells. Designed by international design practice Scott Brownrigg, the speculative development was approved by Cambridge City Council’s Planning Committee. The approval allows for the creation of two new three storey buildings which sit on a landscaped podium over undercroft parking.

They will provide 100,000 sq ft of office and laboratory space. The development will be of a high quality design appropriate to the scale and nature of the science park and will be surrounded by a landscape that enhances the environmental assets of the surrounding context. An important feature of the design is the incorporation of a new pedestrianised zone that will create a connection between the guided bus stop and the main entrance of the building. This area has been designed to minimise vehicular activity and improve access which will enhance public and community transport links to the site.

The buildings’ mass follows the curve of the spine road and the colonnade created by recessing the entrance door along its main façade. These elements combine to heighten the focal interest and prominent position of the buildings on the site along the main road. Following a design premise to apply the same elements to all façades, the development will appear equally refined on all of its faces.

The buildings’ form has been designed in such a way that the most dynamic movement has been applied to the northern façade, providing hierarchy and character to the main view.

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