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Old November 15th, 2014, 08:58 AM   #1
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It's suprising for me that Cambridge, UK has been absent from this forum all together, provided that city is going through one of the biggest construction booms it has ever seen in its 2000 years of history.

Cambridge has more tower cranes now than much larger cities in the UK such as Leeds, Liverpool and probably Birmingham.

1 Billion GBP project called North West Cambridge by Cambridge University: http://www.nwcambridge.co.uk/ has also started and construction site now looks like some skyscraper construction site in China. It's probably largest mixed used project in the UK outside London.

I will try to provide some updates from this lovely city.
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Old November 15th, 2014, 09:08 AM   #2
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I've been posting some updates here: https://www.skyscrapercity.com/showth...435290&page=12

The area around Cambridge train station (the old one, as new one is also under construction as well) is going through the massive transformation. There are currently 5 tower cranes in the close proximity.

The biggest project is Ceres CB1: http://www.ceres-cb1.com/ceres-development/overview which includes the renovation of the old mill.

Majority of the residential houses have been completed now:

http://media.rightmove.co.uk/104k/10...OC_00_0000.pdf











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Old November 15th, 2014, 09:19 AM   #3
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Next is construction near the above by Crest Nicholson. It's almost complete as well with few buildings nearing complition.

The site is quite large and forms the whole new cluster around train station:





Larger area:



One of the last remaining buildings left to build:

The Cyan Building:






http://mr2.homeflow.co.uk/files/phot...jpg?1353971278


http://www.bidwells.co.uk/files/thum...6b58e52ed8.JPG



My walk around the area exactly year ago:






















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Cambridge doesn't have highrises and probably would never have. The highest residential house is also next to train station and has been completed this year. It's 10 storey high The Marque building: http://www.themarque-cambridge.com/vision

Development and area around with cinema, hotel and somerestaurants which were developed few years ago as well:




Few from the building, another 9 storey building can be seen on the left (this was completed around 5-6 years ago). Ceres development would be right in front and Nicholson development would on the left:



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http://www.januarys.co.uk/wp-content...he-Marque3.jpg

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Old December 4th, 2014, 07:25 AM   #5
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One of the most expensive development in Cambridge and in the whole UK outside London.

Cambridge Riverside by Berkeley:



http://www.berkeleygroup.co.uk/new-h...yOoaApLt8P8HAQ

It's mostly completed with just two most expensive town houses left on sale.

My pictures from last weekend:









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Old December 4th, 2014, 10:16 PM   #6
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I feel sorry for Cambridge, the city centre is beautiful, unfortunately the dross that surrounds it is awful and what's with the luminous colours on the buildings?
It looks like none of the architects have even visited the city, they might have got a few idea's on how to do it properly.
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Old February 20th, 2015, 06:28 PM   #7
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Cambridge now in 3D in Google Maps. Beautiful place!
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Shouldnt this thread be moved to the East Anglia sub forum and/or merged with the outdated thread there. https://www.skyscrapercity.com/forumdisplay.php?f=4400
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I was in Cambridge last week, alot of the new stuff is horrific. A real shame as the history within and around the city is stunning!
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I was in Cambridge last week, alot of the new stuff is horrific. A real shame as the history within and around the city is stunning!
It is a shame. I havent been to Cambridge since the ú725million CB1 development was under construction. It doesn't seem it turned out that well by the sounds of it.

https://www.theguardian.com/artandde...ridge#comments
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I was in Cambridge last week, alot of the new stuff is horrific. A real shame as the history within and around the city is stunning!
Same story with countless european cities though

Most of the projects above just look like typical west european modern housing developments, dont see how the stuff in cambridge is much worse
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It is a shame. I havent been to Cambridge since the ú725million CB1 development was under construction. It doesn't seem it turned out that well by the sounds of it.

https://www.theguardian.com/artandde...ridge#comments
Well, it was waist land before. It's not total success but not as disaster as newspapers claiming it to be.
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Same story with countless european cities though

Most of the projects above just look like typical west european modern housing developments, dont see how the stuff in cambridge is much worse


Doesn't make it any better by comparing rubbish against other rubbish. It is what it is, doesn't matter how you look at it. We are talking about Cambridge here not other West European cities. Fact of the matter is, many of the new builds on the surrounds are horrific. Just my observation, that's all.
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Urban Splash hired to build Cambs homes.


www.insidermedia.com/insider/central-and-east/urban-splash-hired-to-build-cambs-homes
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Green light for thousands of homes on former barracks.


www.insidermedia.com/insider/central-and-east/green-light-for-thousands-of-homes-on-former-barracks
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Hundreds of Cambridge homes to be approved.


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Should this thread be merged with an existing Cambridge thread in a different forum? https://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=1776230
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Disagree with some of the statements made about the development in Cambridge.. as someone who has been born and raised in East Anglia and very close to Cambridge, a lot of the area really does need modernisation and development of urban areas is key to this.
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