15 August 2011
Engineering experts from a leading global management and technical consultancy are part of a team ensuring work is up to par on a multi-million pound residential development in Cambridgeshire.
WYG is one of four engineering consultants to be appointed by the Cambridgeshire Partnerships Limited (CPL) on the four-year framework which is part of a wider vision for the area spanning over 25 years to build 16,000 homes. WYG’s experts will be on hand to provide specialist advice on building services, design, sustainability and other areas that need to meet specific building regulation requirements.
Cambridgeshire Partnerships were appointed by the Homes & Communities Agency (HCA) with the aim of establishing a step change in the delivery of affordable housing on three new major development sites in Cambridgeshire by 2012. The three areas are Southern Fringe, Northstowe and North West Cambridge.
Alan Webster, Regional Director, WYG said: “We are delighted to be a part of such a fundamental development for Cambridgeshire. Our experts have extensive knowledge in sustainable residential developments and are experienced in bringing projects forward to meet the required regulations.
“The developments will give Cambridgeshire three thriving new communities that will be well managed, well designed, cost effective and sustainable.”
Rachel Underwood, Assistant Development Director, Cambridgeshire Partnerships Limited commented: “We are pleased to have WYG on board and are confident their specialists will help us create homes that meet high standards of energy efficiency for the benefit of our residents.”
Plans for the three developments will be designed to suit their location with land to the south and east of Trumpington village and west of Addenbrookes Hospital, known as the Southern Fringe creating 4,000 new homes of which 1,600 will be affordable housing.
Northstowe, which is located 12km north west of Cambridge City, will bring around 10,000 new homes to the area with approximately 4,000 of them affordable. Finally, North West Cambridge, commonly known as the NIAB site, between the A1303 and A1307 will bring approximately 1,800 new homes to the area of which 700 will be affordable housing.