Unity Campus is a new 20,000 sq.m high-specification life science park designed to offer flexible science spaces and support the South Cambridge cluster. The site sits approximately 10km from the centre of Cambridge and is well connected with road, rail and cycle transport links. The new development seeks to bring together people, businesses, ideas and places through intelligent masterplanning, strategic building design and through the provision of common amenities and shared public realm.
The masterplan introduces a street scape model where pedestrians and cyclists are prioritised. To support this, a new car park infrastructure was provided positioned at the edge of the site in the first phase of development in order for the remainder of the site to prioritise pedestrians and cyclists.
The first phase was completed in 2019 with NHA overseeing the design and construction of the key infrastructure and the decked carpark in order to establish the campus. The refurbishment of Building F was completed by the client, initially as offices, but has also successfully been fitted out by life science research companies. Phase 2 is delivering 88,000 ft2 GIA of CL2 life science labs over three buildings each of which is capable of accommodating multiple occupants together with the extension of the decked car park.
The last phase will complete the masterplan with the development of a highly landscaped square at the heart of the campus. Building E will accommodate a public café and shared facilities. Buildings C, D which together can accommodate approx. 50,000 ft2 GIA may combine to form the potential for a large headquarters single tenant development.