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Alison Brooks wins planning for Cambridge office and homes scheme

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Alison Brooks Architects has won the go-ahead for a 11,150m² mixed-use scheme in Cambridge


The scheme includes 84 homes alongside commercial spaces set within eight blocks which vary in height.

The development will reinstate one of the city’s nineteenth-century lanes with ’meandering buildings’ framing a pedestrian and cycle-friendly streetscape.

It will reconnect two of Cambridge’s existing neighbourhoods with a new urban passage framed by high density housing.

Using brick as the main material, each apartment block will be given its own identity through subtle changes in colour, texture and reflectivity.

Each of the residential blocks will feature generously sized private balconies, projecting porches and decks.

According to the practice the scheme ‘presents new urban housing as a device for reinstating diversity, complexity and resilience into a quintessentially suburban context’.

Severn Place, Cambridge by Alison Brooks Architects

Severn Place, Cambridge by Alison Brooks Architects

Project data

Location Cambridge 
Type of project mixed-use
Architect Alison Brooks Architects
Client The UNEX Group
Engineering consultant WSP
Landscape architect Bradley-Hole Schoenaich Landscape Architects
Public art consultant FutureCity
Planning consultant Geraint John Planning
Cost consultant Bremner Partnership
Area 11,150m²

Severn Place, Cambridge by Alison Brooks Architects

Severn Place, Cambridge by Alison Brooks Architects


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