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Planning permission granted for New Shared Facilities Hub

5 April 2018

The University of Cambridge has gained planning approval (subject to legal agreement) from the local authority for a new shared facilities hub, which will be open to the community and enhance the vibrancy of the West Cambridge site. Accessible to all The shared facilities hub is a new model for the delivery of amenities...

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Planning permission granted for Cavendish III

16 February 2018

The University of Cambridge has gained planning approval (subject to legal agreement) from the local authority for the Cavendish III project, to construct a new building, to be known as the Ray Dolby Centre, for the Department of Physics on the University’s West Cambridge site. The new Cavendish III laboratory building -...

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University's response to Greater Cambridge Partnership

30 January 2018

The University has responded to recent proposals that are being consulted by the local authorities in relation to the Greater Cambridge Partnership's proposals for the Cambourne to Cambridge route. The University is fully supportive of improvements along this corridor and the increased public transport capacity proposed...

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Explore the proposals for the Shared Facilities Hub on the West Cambridge site

17 July 2017

A new dedicated website which includes proposals and up to date information about the shared facilities hub has been launched. Explore the vision and the benefits behind the proposals and have your say. We are consulting informally and formally via the local authorities during Summer/Autumn 2017. For more information visit...

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Planning application approved for the new Civil Engineering building

9 March 2017

The University of Cambridge has gained planning approval from the local authorities for an innovative new building for the Department of Civil Engineering which will be located on the West Cambridge site. The building is the first step in a longer term aim to move the Department to West Cambridge, and will not only house...

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University benefits from Community Consultation

15 July 2016

You said, we did. The University of Cambridge has ambitions plans for its West Cambridge site. Creating a premier location for physical sciences and technology, whilst enhancing entrepreneurial spirit is at the heart of the new proposals for the plan. In order to create a masterplan that meets these needs and creates a...

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Outline Planning Application for West Cambridge site submitted

30 June 2016

The University of Cambridge has submitted a planning application to Cambridge City Council for the West Cambridge site on land between Madingley Road, Clerk Maxwell Road, the Coton Path and the M11. The aim of the proposals for the West Cambridge site is to create a high quality, well connected research environment that...

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Universal bus service links West Cambridge to Cambridge railway station

29 June 2016

Universal - the new bus service replacing the Uni4 will be operating from 23 July 2016. It will be the first time a frequent service connects West Cambridge with Cambridge Railway Station. There are other improvements including more frequent journeys and a service on Saturdays. It will be a facility for all members of the...

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Meeting the long-term plans for growth

5 May 2016

The University of Cambridge’s proposals for the West Cambridge site will be instrumental in maintaining the University’s and City’s long-term success and position on a global stage. Proposals for the site will include integrating the activities of the University’s Physics and Engineering departments at West Cambridge...

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Maxwell Centre opens

7 April 2016

A pioneering centre for physical sciences-industry collaborations at University of Cambridge celebrated its opening today. The £26m Maxwell Centre will focus on "blue skies" research in areas such as efficient energy generation, storage and use, including works on photovoltaics, energy storage, refrigeration and ICT. Read...

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