Sustainable Urban Extension
In August 2010, the site was granted outline planning permission by Cambridge City Council for a residential and mixed use scheme. The scheme is to comprise of up to 2,300 mixed-tenure dwellings, of which 40% will be affordable, 49ha of public open space, 3,050sqm of retail, two new schools, a community centre, a health centre, children's play spaces and sports pitches.
"Working closely withAndrew Tate – TateHindle
Countryside, we have developed a high quality, contemporary scheme where urban
living meets Cambridgeshire countryside."
Following success in winning a limited design competition, we were appointed by Countryside to design one of the first character areas in the masterplan, Aura. In response to its location, our design is organised within a legible framework of streets and landscaped squares. A range of dwelling heights provides an interesting roofscape and taller 'locator' buildings provide easy wayfinding around the site.
We have designed three character areas at Great Kneighton, including the award-winning Aura which was awarded ‘Project Winner’ at the prestigious Housing Design Awards in 2013.