Design codes North west Cambridge
Extract from Design Codes, March 2013, showing Primary, Secondary, Tertiary and low speed roads sketches. © AECOM

The North West Cambridge Development (NWCD) is the University of Cambridge’s largest capital project in its 800-year history. AECOM was asked to create a benchmark for innovative and active 21st century living that was in line with the high aspirations of the world-renowned institution that is The University of Cambridge. AECOM embarked on creating proposals for a new neighbourhood that will transform a 150 hectare and previously designated greenbelt site into a new long-term and sustainable mixed-use urban and academic community.

The site is highly sensitive and in a city with extremely high standards and history. AECOM ensured that the project was developed hand in hand with the community. Innovations include the UK’s largest non-potable surface-water recycling network, which is integrated with enhanced ecological habitats, open spaces and cycling and walking routes.

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