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Chippo out, as new search begins for Cambridge urban extension architect

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The University of Cambridge has confirmed it is looking for another architect to take on work on part of the £1 billion North West Cambridge project.

The university said it was exploring using a different architect for Lot 2 of the first phase of the scheme, to replace David Chipperfield Architects which will no longer be working on it.

A spokesperson for the North West Cambridge development team said the university was taking a “different approach” to that part of the scheme.

The urban extension developments will create a 140ha mixed academic and residential community in North West Cambridge, and includes six main lots plus two landscaping lots.

Lot 2 includes shops, a pub, a University cafe, a housing office and university apartments.

Other practices originally shortlisted for Lot 2 include Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios with 5th Studio and Mole Architects, HKS Architects with Metaphorm, Hopkins Architects and Stanton Williams.

David Chipperfield Architects was unavailable for comment.

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