We were delighted to be asked by Redrow to carry out the masterplanning for their most important site in the South Midlands region.
Hauxton lies south of Cambridge and close to the M11 and the site was formerly occupied by Bayer Cropscience. The extensive remediation works have therefore been a long term undertaking. The site lies next to the river Cam and includes an old mill which will be restored as part of the scheme. The development will comprise approximately 280 residential units, including family homes, apartments and Extracare. Retail, commercial and leisure space will also be provided. The first phase of the project has been completed and further phases are coming forward.
The site is organised to provide a bus service route and to respond to the exceptional riverside setting. The main access from the A10 is formed by a public square which is addressed by retail, Extracare and family houses.
The building form and scale relate to the hierarchy of routes and to the relationship to the site edges, and this has given the opportunity to create three distinct character areas. Landscape, ecology, traffic and parking management and secured by design principles have all played key parts in the design of the scheme.