Cambridge Northern Fringe East (CNFE)

Regenerating land centred on Anglian Water’s sewage treatment plant, Pell Frischmann is working with U+I and Town to transform the largest brownfield site in Cambridge into an aspirational mixed-use development. The aim of the project is to re-purpose the 120-acre site on the northern edge of Cambridge into a vibrant, sustainable new community. CNFE will comprise of: 8,000 new homes, together with a mix of retail, community and leisure opportunities, providing north Cambridge with an exceptional, new neighbourhood.

What we are doing

Pell Frischmann is delivering multi-disciplinary expertise in all aspects of the regeneration scheme, from Transport Planning to Civil Engineering.

We are establishing the constraints of the site from both a traffic and physical aspect. This includes developing trip generation and innovative transport solutions for the future residents. Furthermore, we are providing expertise in site criteria, constraints and physical elements which affect the emerging masterplan.

CNFE Cambridge

A key constraint is the flooding and drainage requirements for the site. Pell Frischmann’s in-house expertise are developing a surface water strategy to align with the masterplan; an integral project focus too is incorporating the natural features and historic nature of the site to support any emerging strategies.

Pell Frischmann is providing support to the Masterplanners in the development of infrastructure, place setting and emergence of new approach to active and healthy Neighbourhoods. This has been in the form of meetings, interactive workshops, and visiting other exemplar sites to understand lessons learned.

Outcomes so far

Pell Frischmann helped develop the design of new green links knitting the site into the surrounding communities and countryside. The sustainable links into the development includes walking and cycling routes connecting the site to adjacent green space, Cambridge North railway station as well as connecting to existing infrastructure and Cambridge Science Park.

A multi-modal transport model has been developed through research and analysis to determine where residents would be travelling to, from and by which mode; this helps shape the current and future innovative transport infrastructure required at the site and encourages long-term sustainable movement.


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