The University of Cambridge has given the final £75m contract for the first phase of the North West Cambridge Development to Wates Construction

North West Cambridge Development

Wates Construction has been awarded a £75m contract by the University of Cambridge for the construction of buildings at its mammoth North West Cambridge Development. 

The contract includes the construction of 264 apartments designed by Stanton Williams for University key workers, and local shop units around a market square designed by landscape architects Townshends. 

This is the final contract of the first phase of the North West Cambridge Development with completion of the entire first phase expected in 2017.

The overall masterplan for the North West Cambridge Development includes 3,000 homes with 50% allocated for key worker housing, 2,000 post-graduate student spaces, 100,000 sqm of research space, a local centre and community facilities, as well as all of the site-infrastructure and landscaping for the scheme.

Ian Vickers, regional managing director for Wates Construction, Home Counties, said: “We are proud to be contributing to the emerging landscape of the new North West Cambridge Development. Our appointment to the project complements our recent portfolio of high profile developments in the city and reflects a long-standing desire to work with the University of Cambridge. This scheme will not only enhance the University’s reputation but that of the city as a world leading centre of research excellence.”