The vision

“We have a dedicated team and work with the best professionals to bring about our vision of a new City Quarter for this amazing city.” Sven Topel, CEO, Brookgate

The right mix

Retaining the uniqueness that sets Cambridge apart as a place of heritage and progress has always been at the forefront of the original masterplan developed by Lord Rogers and his team at Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners.

Making CB1 an attractive location to invest in businesses and a desirable place to live, while complimenting the historic and architectural elements of the city, has been a top priority of the masterplan.

An urban strategy for today and tomorrow

Companies are more efficient, more accessible and more green in cities which have a properly considered urban strategy based on quality of architecture, environmental responsibility and the social well-being of those that work and live there. This considers demographic changes, technical innovation and ecological necessity.

What will it be like to live, work and visit CB1?

A lively and bustling atmosphere will be created by the office workers, residents and visitors to the city making use of the new amenities.

Open space

Large open public spaces have been designed to be like a series of interconnected ‘rooms’. These include recreational space, secluded landscaped areas and buzzy city squares.


The centrepiece will be a large new sculpture by artist Gavin Turk, famous for his painted bronzes and ‘Wrapped Objects’.

Shops and restaurants

A cosmopolitan mix of high-quality shops, restaurants, pavement cafés and supermarkets will be located throughout the development, many located around Station Square.

Getting about

A modern transport system, complete with a new bus interchange and the biggest cycle park in the country housing some 3,000 cycles.

CB1 Cambridge model
CB1 Cambridge sketch

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Over 40% of the workforce have a higher education qualification – more than twice the UK national average.