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11 October, 2019 - 21:46 By Tony Quested

Work starts on Apple’s new Cambridge UK research base

Apple Cambridge Station Road

Regeneration specialist Brookgate, regional contractor R G Carter and fund Aviva Investors have started work on technology giant Apple’s new research base at 30 Station Road in Cambridge UK.

The current building is being demolished and a new one put in its place. Completion is due in July 2021. Apple is taking 79,000 sq ft having been full at its current 90 Hills Road hub pretty much after moving in – October 2015 – with the acquisition of voice technology business VocalIQ.

30 Station Road will have the capacity to house up to 800 employees as well as providing numerous jobs throughout the construction phase. 

30 Station Road will join a host of high-quality buildings in the mixed-use CB1 development adjacent to Cambridge Station which has seen international companies such as Amazon, Microsoft, Samsung and WeWork invest in Cambridge. 

The new building will be alongside 50/60 Station Road, which is now fully let, and sitting opposite 21 Station Road, currently home to Microsoft Research The extension of the landscaped ‘linear park’ will improve the walking route for pedestrians along Station Road.

Celebrating breaking ground on-site, Sven Topel, chief executive of Brookgate, said: “Standing on this site, opposite the first building developed in CB1, it is pleasing to see how the CB1 masterplan has been brought to life by the people now working and living here. 

“The start of work on this site is another big step for CB1’s reputation as a sustainable central business district located around the transport hub at Cambridge Station’.

Rob Carter, director at RG Carter, said: “R G Carter is delighted to have been given the opportunity to work with Brookgate to redevelop this important area of the city and create much-needed office space for the business community. We look forward to delivering this project which will support economic and social growth in both Cambridge and the technology industry.”

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