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|July 18, 2013 3:00 pm
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|The Hauser Forum
“One of the largest and most sustainable property development projects anywhere in the UK.”
The University of Cambridge’s proposed development to the North West of the city of Cambridge is unashamedly ambitious, it includes up to 1,500 homes for University staff and accommodation for 2,000 postgraduates, 50,000sqm of academic facilities, and up to 1,500 private houses for sale. The development will add 100,000 sqm of research and development space, a primary school, shops, hotel and recreation space.
“This development is a major part of the university’s long term future,” said Vice-Chancellor Professor Sir Leszek Borysiewicz. “It will provide much of the residential and research accommodation that the university needs as it grows over the next 20 years. Attracting world class academics, researchers and research partners is vital for the university to retain its world class position amid growing global competition. Being able to provide high quality, affordable housing in a thriving community will be an important element of our offer to them.” Roger Taylor, Project Director for the scheme observed “It is very important that our development is integrated into the existing community and brings positive benefits to local people”.
CULS Members and Guests are invited to join the Deputy Chairman of the Syndicate for the West and North West Cambridge together with Roger Taylor Project Director as they present the Development and its ambitious priorities and progress. Jeremy Newsum, executive Trustee of the Grosvenor Estate and Syndicate member will join the panel for questions. The Hauser Forum is located on the modern West Cambridge site adjacent to the Development.
3.00pm Arrive, tea & coffee, refreshments
3:30pm Presentation by Prof Jeremy Sanders, followed by Q&A with Roger Taylor & Jeremy Newsum
4:30pm Walking tour of site (tbc) and Drinks
c 5.15pm Close.
Tickets for those attending the AGM and Annual Dinner will be free.