For People, City & Planet

LandsecU+I and TOWN, working with Cambridge City Council and Anglian
Water, are developing a vision for a new urban quarter in Cambridge.

At the heart of the planned new district of North East Cambridge,
the development at Hartree will include approximately 5,600
homes, shops, workplaces, education, community and leisure
facilities, and open spaces across 48 hectares of brownfield land.

Our promises to the people, the city and the planet
For people
Support the health, happiness and
of the people who will
live, work and spend time here.
For city
Be an integral new quarter of
Cambridge, taking inspiration from
the city, engaging with people's
present needs and helping shape
the future of Greater Cambridge.
For planet
Be an exemplar for development
fit for the challenges of the 21st
Century, enabling sustainable
lifestyles, enhancing nature and
accelerating the transition to
a net
zero carbon world.
our values
Rooted in Cambridge
Any development needs to be part of the city but also a distinctive new place in its own right. It will help shape the city's future whilst learning from the city's history and character. It will be a place to live, work, play and learn, where people know their neighbours, shop locally and put down roots.
Shaped by many
We will create a culture of participation and collaboration with local communities while developing our plans. When Hartree is developed we want to work with a wider range of development-partners than is usual, including smaller developers, housing associations and community led housing groups. Moreover, once built, we want residents to continue to shape the new neighbourhood through continued engagement and participation.
Open to all
We want Hartree to be inclusive and diverse. It will provide a place to start, and a place to stay, with homes for those just starting out, those raising families, people downsizing and others in the later stages of their lives. We want the neighbourhood to reflect the needs of those who often don’t get heard.
Street life
We envisage Hartree will be, in large part, free of cars. Streets should take on many new roles — places for children’s play, exercise, cafe tables and natural landscaping. Hartree’s streets will be home to a variety of uses, providing places to work, shop and have fun within easy walking distance of home. Streets will enable walking, cycling and low-carbon modes of transport with excellent bus connections and easy access to Cambridge North Station.
Integrated with nature
We want Hartree to incorporate nature and wildlife throughout its buildings, gardens, streets and parks. We want it to offer the opportunity to experience nature at first hand — through food growing, conservation initiatives and exploring wild places, and using nature to enhance wellbeing. We’ll learn from nature in developing innovative approaches to design, construction, energy production and water management.
Living within environmental means
Our ambition is to innovatively design and to make efficient use of valuable natural resources such as land, water and energy. We will respond to the challenges of the climate emergency and help meet the shared commitment to achieving net-zero carbon. It will make it easier for people to live a more sustainable and healthier lifestyle, with a high quality of life.
A new neighbourhood for Cambridge
48 hectares of Brownfield land
An opportunity equivalent in size to 223 Cambridge Market Squares.
5,600 new homes
A new urban quarter that will help to meet the need for new housing in Cambridge.
40% affordable housing
Helping to address the city’s housing affordability challenge.
Over 6,000 new jobs
Boosting the local workforce to help sustain economic prosperity.
A mixed use development
Shops, workspaces and amenities within easy reach of home.
10 minutes’ walk to Cambridge North station
With easy access to the city centre by foot, bike, train or bus.
3 new schools
New schools and amenities benefiting new and existing communities.
Net zero carbon
Minimising embodied & operational energy.
A culture of walking and cycling
Designed to make active travel the easiest choice for everyday journeys.
Accessible & inclusive
Thoughtfully designed to meet the needs of all.
Designed with nature in mind
A place that respects and embraces the natural world.
Protecting resources
Making efficient use of water, energy and other resources.
Growing a local green economy
Supporting the transition to a low-carbon workforce.
Low-car design
Safer streets for pedestrians.
A place to start & a place to stay
A variety of homes to meet the needs of people through all stages of life.
Help us shape our vision

We want everyone with an interest in the
area – including local people, businesses
and organisations, as well as local political
and community representatives – to help
shape the proposals for Hartree.

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At LandsecU+I 'thoughtful regeneration' is in our DNA. We
exist to make the lives of people better and to
unlock value for all. Imaginative, meaningful mixed-use
places create proud, thriving communities.
They are good for people and society, good for the
economy and good for our business.

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TOWN’s mission is to build good places for better
lives. This means delivering homes, streets and
neighbourhoods that improve people’s quality of life,
enable more sustainable ways of living, and improve the
wider places they’re part of.

TOWN’s award-winning first built project, Marmalade
Lane, is nearby in Orchard Park, Cambridge and is the
home of Cambridge’s first cohousing community.

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