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1000 Discovery Drive, Cambridge Biomedical Campus entered by Bidwells

1000 Discovery Drive is the first speculative commercial laboratory building to be delivered within the Cambridge Biomedical Campus Phase 2 expansion. Sitting within a curated landscape setting, the building provides state-of-the-art, flexible floorspace alongside a high-quality amenity offer. 1000 Discovery Drive represents the first step in a vision for growth that will contribute significantly to the vision for Cambridge as the life science capital of the UK and in a new way that celebrates and prioritises the landscape to bring a greater joy for how people work, relax and socialise in a science setting.


Ben's Yard entered by Carter Jonas

Ben’s Yard is a new, rural retail and leisure destination on the beautifully landscaped Stuntney Estate, featuring a hand-picked collection of small-scale independent retailers spanning fashion, homeware, lifestyle and more. It includes a 2.5km woodland trail, large children’s play park, and landscape and ecological enhancements. Carter Jonas were the Planning and Commercial advisors to the owners of the Stuntney Estate, in the delivery of Ben’s Yard near Ely. Its Planning Team provided strategy and recommendations as part of early conceptual work in 2018, and then subsequently led the project through the detailed planning submission and consent process.

 

Buntingford First School entered by Smith Jenkins Planning & HeritageBuntingford First School opened in September 2023 and is the first net zero carbon school in Hertfordshire, supporting Hertfordshire County Council’s strategy to be carbon neutral by 2030. The school was developed on an allocated former distribution depot and provides significant landscape and biodiversity improvements to a vacant brownfield site. The school is built to Passivhaus standards and improves air quality, reduces carbon emissions and results in lower running costs. The project was completed alongside the retention of The Bury Football Club to provide shared playing field facilities and provide an important new education and community facility for the town.

 


Emmanuel College South Court Redevelopment and Refurbishment entered by Bidwells

Navigating complex planning and heritage constraints, the development at Emmanuel College provides exemplary spaces for students to learn, work, and socialise. It combines new buildings and adapted existing facilities to support both the College and its students. The introduction of new community spaces enables Emmanuel College’s student cohort to collaborate and work together in innovative ways. The development supports the College’s ethos of fostering social, environmental, and economic innovation.

 


Emmaus Cambridge Solohaus Homes entered by Carter Jonas

Carter Jonas worked closely with Hill, Emmaus Cambridge and SCDC to successfully deliver six sustainable modular homes to provide emergency accommodation for homeless individuals and to support the growth of Emmaus Cambridge. At Emmaus, companions benefit from a secure living environment and can develop skills and take on meaningful employment whilst facilitating positive social inclusion. The project is an example of successful Town Planning for positive social outcomes and is a model of working effectively as a team to deliver an essential housing project programme which generates significant social benefits for the community, helping to tackle homelessness.

 

Mill Green entered by Brooks Murray Architects

Mill Green is a hamlet in central Hertfordshire, once unnoticed by most motorists speeding past the village along the A414 or A1000. The team revitalised the hamlet, focussed around restoration of the Grade II Green Man pub. Beginning with extensive community engagement, we developed a complex planning application that received unanimous public support – remarkable within Hertfordshire’s Green Belt. This delivered 9 new homes, a sensitively restored listed pub, new public realm gateway to the village green and community amenity space on the meadow, combining vernacular architecture with 21stC technology. This is a beautiful, enduring rejuvenation of a small community.

 


Mill House Cambridge entered by Carter Jonas

51 Newnham Road is a new mixed-use building with ground floor retail and seven flats above. It is meticulously designed to respond to the site’s many constraints: the proximity of adjacent listed buildings, setting in the Conservation Areas, and location within Flood Zone 3. Wide stakeholder interest was carefully managed to ensure support from local resident groups, resulting in an innovative contemporary addition to the street scene.

Carter Jonas were the planning advisors to GCR Camprop. Closely collaborating with MCW Architects, they led the project through the detailed planning submission and consent process.

 

One Cambridge Square entered by Bidwells

Cambridge North will offer everything a modern city lifestyle can deliver and create a new urban focus for Cambridge, all designed around low-carbon, walkable neighbourhoods with access to green spaces. One Cambridge Square sits opposite the Cambridge North railway station and represents a unique opportunity for businesses to secure best-in-class, energy-efficient offices, joining the renowned northern cluster of office and science parks which are home to many dynamic fast-growing firms, as well as the world’s best-known business names.

 

Platinum Stages, Elstree Studios entered by Hertsmere Borough Council

The Platinum Stages are state-of-the-art film stages built to meet high sustainability standards. Named (following a local naming competition) in honour of the late Her Majesty the Queen’s jubilee year, the Platinum stages were the culmination of a multi-million-pound investment in the studios’ future. The stages are 20m in height and have a combined workable footprint of 3,210 square metres. Clad in innovative timber cassettes, the new stages have been designed to meet international space standards in studio design and can be used as two separate stages or a combined super-sized one.

Teachers Close, Needham Market entered by Ingleton Wood LLP

The development of the former Needham Market Middle School for 41 affordable homes and a new library is an exemplar of a local authority delivering much-needed social housing, affordable shared-ownership homes and community facilities on a constrained, brownfield site. Identifying a significant need for affordable housing in this area and through the development of a positive, robust and engaging planning strategy, the Council were able to quickly deliver high-quality homes for the benefit of the local community with specific housing needs, alongside a new state of the art library for the benefit of the wider community.