North West Cambridge

In collaboration with Cottrell & Vermeulen Architecture and AOC, this development of key worker family housing reinterprets the local Cambridge character to provide contemporary homes with animated streets.

Client: University of Cambridge
Construction Value: £5.5m
Completion: TBC
Location: Cambridge


The development forms Lot 4, part of the North West Cambridge masterplan. As a collaborative design, the scheme forms a coherent whole that retains richness and variety throughout. The design approaches of each practice come together to form a distinct but varied identity.

Lot 4: Phase 1 of a £1 billion multi-phased project for the University of Cambridge
Communal courtyard living

The neighbourly environment supports family life with opportunities to meet and interact. A shared garden provides space for growing vegetables, having barbeques and playing games.

The homes are designed to achieve ambitious Code for Sustainable Homes Level 5, ensuring high energy efficiency, and Lifetime Homes standards, to meet the changing needs of the residents.