New appointment: Cambridge Biomedical Campus

The University of Cambridge has appointed a team led by Allies and Morrison to develop masterplan proposals for its Biomedical Campus. The new effort will establish a framework within which the University can develop more accommodation for teaching, research and clinical facilities in the life sciences, which will include a major hub for neuroscience.

The Cambridge Biomedical Campus is located to the south of the city and currently is home to a number of hospital, teaching and research entities including Addenbrooke’s Hospital and Rosie Maternity Hospital, the University’s School of Clinical Medicine and the Medical Research Council Laboratory of Molecular Biology. New development is either planned or in construction phase on the campus, and the masterplan will provide a spatial blueprint for how all the new and future pieces will work together; of particular interest will be how to better link the campus to the rest of Cambridge.

The Allies and Morrison team includes science and higher education architects Abell Nepp, landscape architects LDA Design and engineers Buro Happold. Our previous involvement on the site includes a pair of architectural commissions – the Perinatal Building at the Rosie Maternity Hospital and the Addenbrooke’s Car Park – as well as the strategic masterplan for Addenbrooke’s.