Waterbeach Barracks has a rich history, which has been shaped by the people living and working there for centuries. This is reflected in the landscape and features, and in the many physical and emotional connections it has with the communities that surround it. The future vision has drawn on these to enhance the unique legacy we have inherited and reimagine it for 21st Century sustainable living.
From Roman times, Waterbeach was a popular location
Our modern connections draw on two important Roman transport links, The Car Dyke Roman Canal and the Roman road, Akeman Street. Our new cycle route follows the historic route of Akeman Street and Mere Way to connect directly to the main employment centre at the north of Cambridge City. Car Dyke forms part of the site-wide water systems – our blue corridors - that are part of reflecting historic Fen edge landscape, connecting people to one of our most vital resources, and providing habitats for nature to thrive.
Working with the Ministry of Defence, the Urban&Civic team have been shaping the future vision for the development with local partners and communities over the last few years. Now – with the Outline Planning Application and plans for the first phase consented – we are moving into delivery. We will continue to work with partners, as each phase of the development comes forward to detailed design and delivery and the next chapter begins for this amazing place.
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