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27 August, 2018 - 11:17 By Tony Quested

Ace for Mace as Cambridge Science Park mega scheme approved

Cambridge Science Park Mace

Global developer Mace’s plans for a 200,000 sq ft commercial scheme on Cambridge Science Park have been approved by South Cambridgeshire and Cambridge City planning authorities.

The proposed development is designed to help address the lack of high-quality commercial space needed to support Cambridge’s long-term sustainable economic growth and continue to attract leading national and global companies.

Mace is an international development, consultancy and construction company which employs over 5,000 people across five global hubs, with a turnover of £1.97bn. 

The development arm of Mace acquired a long leasehold from Trinity College and has created a high quality scheme which it says will be “a fantastic new asset for both the Science Park and the city.” The development has been designed by architects, Scott Brownrigg.

The site is at the gateway to the Science Park and benefits from excellent new infrastructure investments including the new Cambridge North train station, the Cambridgeshire Guided Busway running alongside the site and improvements to the A14.

David Grover, Mace’s chief operating officer for development, said: “Cambridge Science Park was the UK’s first science park. I’m pleased that the council has recognised the importance of our scheme to strengthen Cambridge’s premier position as a leader in the technology and bio-science sectors.

“The development will play a major role in building on the Cambridge Phenomenon, bringing together a world-class university, research institutes, and creative science and technology businesses and write a new chapter in the extraordinary success story of the Science Park.

“Now that planning is secured for the project the development will move into the delivery stage on site and letting of the space through Savills as our appointed agents.”

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