Gateway to the Weald

01/03/2013

Alconbury Enterprise Campus took a step forward this month with the opening of a new access and gatehouse, as part of early infrastructure work to support the development.

The Campus will provide nearly 3 million square foot of high quality low carbon business space. The new access will be used temporarily as the main entrance to the former airfield while the historic North Gate entrance is refurbished. From Winter 2013 it will become an access specifically for construction and Heavy Commercial Vehicles accessing the site.

The new access was delivered by locally based Jacksons Civil Engineering, and includes a Gatehouse designed to reflect the striking architectural style of the first new build on the site – the Incubator which will provide stylish flexible space in a supported environment for small and start up businesses. Both buildings have been design by internationally-renowned architects Allford Hall Monaghan Morris.

Alconbury Enterprise Campus makes up a quarter of the overall development of Alconbury Weald and is owned by developers Urban&Civic, and supported by the Greater Cambridge Greater Peterborough Enterprise Partnership, and Cambridgeshire and Huntingdonshire Councils. Tim Leathes, Project Director for Urban&Civic said:

“We are very lucky at Alconbury Weald to have the space where you can build a whole new entrance to make traffic flows both off and onto the local strategic road network as easy as possible. Even though this is a very operational back door to the site, we wanted to ensure it set the tone for the quality and design we are bringing to the Enterprise Campus and the Weald development.”

To find out more about space in the Incubator building please contact Andy Brading on 01480 413141 or email abrading@savills.com