Mace secures approval for commercial scheme on Cambridge Science Park site
August 24, 2018 – UK-based consultancy and construction company Mace has secured approval from South Cambridgeshire and Cambridge City planning authorities for a 200,000ft² commercial development on the site of Cambridge Science Park.
The company has completed a Section 106 agreement for 1-21 Cambridge Science Park, enabling the development to be taken up.
The project is expected to help meet the need for high-quality commercial space to support the city’s long-term sustainable economic growth and continue to attract national and global companies.
The development unit of Mace has acquired long leasehold from Trinity College and created a high-quality scheme.
Architects Scott Brownrigg has designed the development.
Located at the gateway to the Science Park, the site benefits from new infrastructure investments, including the new Cambridge North train station, the Cambridgeshire Guided Busway, and improvements to the A14.
Mace COO for development David Grover said: “Cambridge Science Park was the UK’s first Science Park. I’m pleased that the council has recognised the importance of our scheme to strengthen Cambridge’s premier position as a leader in the technology and bio-science sectors.
“The development will play a major role in building on the ‘Cambridge Phenomenon’, bringing together a world-class university, research institutes, and creative science and technology businesses and write a new chapter in the extraordinary success story of the Science Park.
“Now that planning is secured for the project, the development will move into the delivery stage on site, and letting of the space through Savills as our appointed agents.”
Earlier, Mace had secured approval from the Sheffield City Council for a mixed-use residential and student development on Hoyle Street in the centre of Sheffield.
Under the plan, a neglected part of Sheffield’s industrial heritage will be developed, making the iconic Grade II listed cementation furnace on the site the focal point of the development.
The residential element will include 247 new homes, made up of studios, one-bed and two-bed flats set around a landscaped courtyard.
The student scheme will consist of 658 student beds, comprising studios, cluster flats and townhouses, as well as dedicated, private open space.
The scheme has been designed by Jefferson Sheard Architects. CBRE has advised Mace on planning.
The site is located close to the University of Sheffield main campus.