Bruntwood SciTech behind proposals for 400,000 sq ft scheme

Sheppard Robson has unveiled its vision for a £250m redevelopment of a science park in south Cambridgeshire as the scheme heads towards planning officials. 

Melbourn Science Park, located in a small village nine miles south of Cambridge, is owned by Bruntwood SciTech, which commissioned the architect to draw up a new 10-year masterplan. 

Melbourn Science Park by Sheppard Robson (1)

Source: Sheppard Robson

An artists’ render of Sheppard Robson’s Melbourn Science Park plan

The scheme would see six new buildings constructed and the redevelopment of three more, delivering a total 390,000 sq ft of laboratory and office space for approximately 75 life science and tech businesses. 

Proposals include a co-working hub and shared events space, a gastropub and an 18-bedroom hotel, improved transport provision, and a new village green for Melbourn. 

Brunwood SciTech claims all developments in the masterplan will be net zero carbon in construction and operation and that the scheme will result in a 30% biodiversity net gain. 

If approved, the first phase of development would begin this winter and reach completion in spring 2026. 

The design team on the job include landscape architect Planit-IE, structural engineer AKT II, MEP and sustainability consultant Ramboll and QS Gleeds.