Planning in Cambridge granted

Planning in Cambridge granted

26 March 2014

Nicholas Hare Architects' new research building for the Department of Engineering at the University of Cambridge has been granted planning permission.

Located between the department's imposing and ground-breaking 1950s Baker Building and the Royal Cambridge Hotel, the new building will house a variety of engineering research groups in a state-of-the-art facility.

The building will represent a prominent new entity on the busy Fen Causeway that leads into Cambridge and the department has high aspirations for a low-energy, low carbon building that will reflect the innovative work that goes on in the department while also radically reducing energy and life-cycle costs.

"The proposed new building will make a positive contribution to the character and appearance of the conservation area and the setting of the adjacent listed Royal Cambridge Hotel"
John Evans, Cambridge City Council


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