HTA Architects design The Triangle in Cambridge
This significant site near Cambridge Station, bounded by large industrial or commercial use buildings to the north/east and housing to the west, has been identified for housing in Cambridge City Council’s Station Road Action Plan.
An earlier architects’ scheme prepared for our client was rejected by the Planning Department, and HTA were brought in to look afresh at options for the site.
The new mixed use development seeks to maximise density on the well-located site, offering 1 and 2 bedroom flats for sale and affordable rent, with 0.75 % car parking and 200% bicycle parking facilities.
Design quality is a strong driver on this scheme, and we are using a palette of natural materials such as brick and timber. All homes have some private outside space, with balconies to all upper floor flats.
A public right of way runs through the site, providing a route for pedestrians and cyclists and defining the boundary of the main blocks.
A lower row of flats runs along one side of the triangle, with two higher blocks of apartments forming the corner to the site and enclosing private communal gardens. A smaller block overlooks a communal open space which will link in to future development.