Devereux Architects unveil plans for Addenbrooke's
The Addenbrooke's Strategic Masterplan is the framework for a £3billion investment, over a 30 year timeframe, on a 70 hectare site, to the southern edge of the city of Cambridge. The Hospital is at the heart of the Cambridge Biomedical Campus (CBC) that will be a world class exemplar for the integration of research, education and clinical facilities.
The masterplan aims to bring a degree of urbanism to the campus that is rarely seen in healthcare development. It will create a memorable place with a strong identity based on its high quality architecture and public spaces, its historic setting and the landscape context.
Sustainability will be at the heart of the campus with reduced travel and energy requirements central to the distribution of land uses.
The campus will have the equivalent population of a small town (upwards of 18,000 people) and a structure comparable in character to an ‘urban village’, with streets, squares, gardens and courtyards, (symbolising the unique academic nature of Cambridge with its world renowned university courtyards) being an integral part of the layout, and enables people to relax, meet and interact. Common facilities, including cafes and restaurants, encourage further informal, social interaction.
The campus’ complex nature will require a robust site layout that promotes intuitive wayfinding, focussing on a legible and connected public realm that is integral to creating a tangible sense of place at a human scale. A series of pedestrian focussed streets, promoting an active public realm, will be central to the campus' character.
This project was a joint collaboration with design partners Allies & Morrison