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West Cambridge


Why the West Cambridge site is important

The University of Cambridge is a world-leading institution in education and research. In order to retain this position, the University needs to plan its resources to meet the future needs.

The Cambridge Phenomenon has been a key contributor to the UK's economic success in this area and by nurturing the combination of academic and commercial research teams, the competitive advantage enjoyed by both the University and the region can continue to flourish.

The growth in the biomedical sciences is focussed in the South of the City near Addenbrooke's on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus.  The opportunity at West Cambridge is concentrated on the Physical Sciences and Technology, building on departments already on the West Cambridge site and those that will be moving to the site. 

The future development of the West Cambridge site provides an invaluable opportunity to create a high quality research environment and strong sense of place that can compete internationally. The site is already an area focussed on academic and commercial research, but to realise the site’s full potential, a masterplan review of the site is now underway.  This will enable plans for future research and development to be proposed, which will further enhance this area as a globally significant location for academic and commercial research.

Our team is keen to hear your thoughts to help shape the masterplan and proposals for the area. By working with a range of stakeholders including University members and departments, commercial partners and the local community, we hope that you will be find out more about the emerging proposals and support the University's plans for the investment in the future.