The acquisition of a 1980’s single storey laboratory building in the world famous Cambridge Science Park. A planning application has been submitted for replacement with a 5 storey research & development facility which will set a new benchmark in Cambridge for the delivery of highly sustainable buildings. The building will be the first in the UK to have a frame consisting entirely of Cross Laminated Timber.
Queen Edith’s Court
The site was an empty care home at the time of acquisition. Consent was secured for the demolition of the building under permitted development rights and a planning application has been lodged for the development of 52 serviced apartments. The site is located 400m from Cambridge Bio-medical campus.
A grade II listed office building within a courtyard setting with a car park. Planning consent was obtained to deliver 9 residential units in the courtyard and refurb and restore the character of the listed building which will be returned to the market as offices.
The acquisition of a fire damaged restaurant in a prime location overlooking the Mill Pond. Planning consent has been secured for a café/deli on the ground floor and 7 apartments. The building is located in a highly sensitive location within the conservation area and required exceptional architectural design which acknowledged the dominant listed buildings at either side and recognised the character of the conservation area. Construction is underway.
The acquisition of a Grade II listed building with a restaurant on the ground floor and office on 1st and 2nd. The building was under rented with a large car park to the rear. A planning application is pending for new build apartments in the car park area. The offices are undergoing a refurbishment and a reconfiguration of the mechanical plant has led to an increase in the net area. The offices will be let at an increased rate per sqft.