PBA has been involved in the development of the University’s 66-hectare West Cambridge campus since 1995, initially being part of the masterplanning team as the highway and infrastructure engineers.
Beyond this, PBA’s role has grown to include the delivery of site wide infrastructure to facilitate a range of academic, commercial and residential developments, including highways, drainage, utilities, and project management works.
Development of the site is on a phased programme to introduce new faculty and R&D buildings for the engineering and science disciplines and related commercial research and development organisations onto the site. In order to improve the sustainability of the development much of the sites excavated material was re-used in the new construction.
Recently the University of Cambridge decided to submit a new planning application for the site which includes an updated masterplan. PBA has been asked to assess the current services capacity at the site and provide a strategy to deliver the new masterplan.