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Pollard Thomas Edwards wins go-ahead for Cambridge extension

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Pollard Thomas Edwards has won planning for its masterplan for an urban extension to the east of Cambridge 


The blueprint for Wing – a new ‘urban village’ – includes 1,300 new homes, a school, community facilities, workspaces and shops.

The housing will range from family homes to apartments while 30 per cent of it will be affordable.

According to the practice ‘it will combine the best of town and country’ and more than a third of the site is given over to parks, squares, gardens and woodland.

The 160 acre development will cover surplus land owned by Cambridge-based business Marshall Group which also owns the adjoining airport.

Marshall Group chief executive, Robert Marshall said: ‘Wing is extremely exciting and it must be beautifully designed as well as a great place to live. For Marshall it will be our back garden and it is essential that it creates a positive legacy of which the company, local communities and other stakeholders can be justly proud.’ 

Andrew Beharrell, senior partner at Pollard Thomas Edwards, added: ‘Wing will have all the ingredients of a proper community. It will not be just a dormitory or housing estate. 

‘The proposed new homes will be integrated with a significant range of community facilities and local shops, and residents will have ready access to new and existing employment opportunities, not least within the Marshall Group’s own businesses.’ 

Masterplan for Wing by Pollard Thomas Edwards

Masterplan for Wing by Pollard Thomas Edwards

Project data

Type of project masterplan
Location Cambridge
Architect Pollard Thomas Edwards
Client Marshall Group
Landscape consultant Robert Myers Associates
Public art consultant Matthew Lane Sanderson
Planning and EIA consultant Terence O’Rourke
Transport consultant WSP Group
Sustainability, utilities and drainage Mott MacDonald
Viability consultant Arcadis
Residential and commercial consultant Savills
Area 160 acres

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