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TateHindle bags planning for 229 homes in Cambridge

TateHindle has won planning consent for a 229-home project for Countryside Properties at Long Road, Clay Farm outside Cambridge

The scheme is part of the wider 2,300 home Great Kneighton development on the city’s southern fringe growth area between. Work will start on the scheme, which includes 40 per cent affordable housing, in May this year with the first homes set to complete in summer 2014.

According to the London-based practice, the scheme includes a range of homes from one, two and three bedroom flats together with two, three, four and five bedroom houses ‘set around new squares, courtyard and streets’.

Andrew Tate, director of architect TateHindle, said: ‘The desire to create an environmentally responsive solution in the form of architecture that is both rigorous and contextual has underpinned our approach throughout the design process. We have developed a high quality contemporary scheme where urban living meets Cambridgeshire countryside.’

Long Road, Clay Farm, Great Kneighton, Cambridge by Tate Hindle

Long Road, Clay Farm, Great Kneighton, Cambridge by Tate Hindle

Project data

Architects: TateHindle
Location: Long Road, Clay Farm, Great Kneighton, Cambridge
Type Of Project: 229 homes, residential project over 5.2 ha.  40% affordable/60% private housing
Structural Engineers: URS
Client: Countryside Properties
Funding: NA
Tender date: NA - Phased
Start on site date: May 2013
Contract duration: Phased after four years, first units available early in 2014.
Gross internal floor area: Smallest house 50m², Largest house 439m²
Form of contract and/or procurement: NA
Total cost: NA       
M&E consultant: Waterman Group
Quantity surveyor: Countryside Properties
Planning supervisor: AECOM
Lighting consultant: NA
Main contractor: Countryside Properties
Selected subcontractors and suppliers:

                Landscape: BBUK Studio
                Sustainability / Ecology: Environ
                Noise: Innovate Acoustics

                Public Art: Sean Edwards

Annual co2 emissions: The technologies considered are to provide onsite generation to offset carbon. It is the Cambridge City Council’s planning policy requirement that 10% of the energy consumption for the site be provided by onsite generation, in this case photovoltaic panels.


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