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29 November 2013

BROOKGATE BEGINS DEMOLITION FOR TWENTY TWO STATION ROAD

Works will make way for 64,500 sq ft of premium office accommodation

Cambridge, November 2013 – Demolition work has begun to make way for Twenty Two Station Road, part of the CB1 master plan.

Chris Spearing, Managing Director of Mott MacDonald’s water and environment business, Jonathan Greenhalgh, Partner at Birketts Solicitors, Brookgate’s Chief Executive Sven Töpel and guests gathered to mark the demolition of Demeter House, to make way for Twenty Two Station Road, the new state of the art office building. 

The TP Bennett designed 64,500 sq-ft office development, scheduled for practical completion in 2015, is already 90% pre-let with major local occupier Mott MacDonald and law firm Birketts agreeing pre-lets for 44,000 sq ft and 15,200 sq ft respectively.  One vacant suite of 5,400 sq ft remains available

Chris Spearing, Managing Director of Mott MacDonald’s water and environment business said:
“Mott MacDonald moved to Demeter House on Station Road in 1974. Initially we worked in the water and environment sectors, successfully delivering crucial projects all over the world. Since then, Mott MacDonald has grown and diversified into other sectors including transport, energy, international development, health, education, and communications. 
The new offices will enable us to accommodate all of our 500 staff in Cambridge in one modern workplace. This is an inspirational development in CB1 and the new building will almost certainly win a number of awards for its architectural features and the sustainable nature of its construction and functionality.”

Jonathan Greenhalgh, Partner at Birketts added:
“Cambridge is an important area of growth for Birketts, and this move will enable us to further invest in our team providing our clients with a first class service.”

Sven Töpel, Chief Executive of Brookgate, said:
“Demolition work on Twenty Two Station Road marks the next stage in the delivery of the CB1 masterplan.  Mott MacDonald’s move to Twenty Two Station Road will free up space to bring forward the Station Square and transport interchange which will vastly improve the area around Cambridge Station.”

The scheme will be developed with the benefit of £32 million funding from a major UK pension fund.

The building is expected to achieve a BREEAM assessment of “Excellent” and extensive landscaping has been designed by landscape architects Robert Myers Architects.
Agents Bidwells will be marketing the remaining offices at around £34 per sq ft.

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