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Waterbeach Barracks scoops one of landscape industry’s highest accolades

The team behind the redevelopment of Waterbeach Barracks and Airfield is celebrating after being awarded the Landscape Institute Award for Excellence in Masterplanning and Urban Design. The annual award ceremony, which was held online on 26 November this year, celebrates the value of landscape in connecting people, place and nature. The accolade rewards landscape professionals who are taking innovative and …

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Work Begins at Waterbeach Barracks

Work to transform Waterbeach Barracks and Airfield into a 6,500-home community has started. After the completion of archaeological digs and remediation work for the first phase of the development, 30 heavy earth-moving machines – including diggers, bulldozers and dump trucks – have moved on to the site. With construction access installed, earthworks to create the future landscape has begun, which …

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A10 Roundabout – works for new construction access underway

Work is underway to put in place the new access from the A10, which will act as both the main construction access, and in time a key gateway entrance for first residents. As part of the works being taken forward by contractors J Breheny, and to support the new turning off the Cambridge Research Park roundabout, there are restrictions in …

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Work starts on woodland management at Waterbeach Barracks site

The first work to be undertaken as part of the Waterbeach Barracks development will be planting more trees and getting the existing woodland – planted by the military – into sustainable management. The work is part of Urban&Civic’s commitment to delivering 45% green space within the new community, and play its part in Doubling Nature in Cambridgeshire by 2030. The …

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Open for business: Homes England investment supports early delivery of 6,500 new homes for Cambridgeshire

Loan will deliver key infrastructure to enable thousands of new homes First £15 million of contracts underway with local contractors Government housing agency Homes England has agreed a £61 million investment with developer Urban&Civic plc which will begin the delivery of a 6,500 home community at Waterbeach in Cambridgeshire. The infrastructure loan from the agency’s Home Building Fund will accelerate …

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Remembrance Sunday: memory of fundraising soldier honoured

As part of this year’s Remembrance Sunday commemorative events, Waterbeach Military Heritage Museum organised a re-dedication to the memory of Sgt Jon Webster (34), a terminally ill soldier in 39 Regiment of the Royal Engineers who devoted the last years of his life to raising money to help sick babies at Addenbrooke’s neonatal intensive care unit. The service was attended …

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Design Code seals the quality vision for Waterbeach development

The redevelopment of Waterbeach Barracks and Airfield reached another milestone today (10 June) with the approval for the Design Code which ensures the quality of the vision will be delivered throughout the first phase of development, and provides the template for review and update across later phases of development. The Code covers the first 1600 homes and the first primary …

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Urban&Civic have published the latest newsletter about the development of the former airfield and barracks at Waterbeach.

Waterbeach Barracks Newsletter Summer 2020

Urban&Civic have published the latest newsletter about the development of the former airfield and barracks at Waterbeach. It has been a busy few months since the Design Code was agreed to set the quality standard for the first phase of development and the announcement of £61million infrastructure funding to bring forward delivery of early infrastructure, landscape and community facilities. And …

The team are always happy to meet anyone who has questions about the development or want to discuss key aspects of the plans, and this can be by Zoom or Teams or phone or in a socially distanced way on site. If you would like to talk to the team please email rbritton@urbanandcivic.com or call the office on 01223 622 533.

You can download a copy of the latest newsletter here.

Before work starts on the first phase of development at Waterbeach Barracks, extensive archaeological investigations have been carried out to capture the history of previous residents and allow their story to inform the future designs and features of the new development.

Essential safety works to Cherry Trees at Barracks Entrance

The Waterbeach development is located at the junction of two important Roman regional transport links: the Car Dyke (Old Tillage) Roman canal which is one of the greatest engineering feats carried out by Romans in Britain – and the Roman road known as Akeman Street, which connects Ermine Street near Wimpole Hall and runs along the alignment of Mere Way …

Before work starts on the first phase of development at Waterbeach Barracks, extensive archaeological investigations have been carried out to capture the history of previous residents and allow their story to inform the future designs and features of the new development.

Homes England investment secured at Waterbeach

The Waterbeach development is located at the junction of two important Roman regional transport links: the Car Dyke (Old Tillage) Roman canal which is one of the greatest engineering feats carried out by Romans in Britain – and the Roman road known as Akeman Street, which connects Ermine Street near Wimpole Hall and runs along the alignment of Mere Way …