Cambourne has been pioneering in many of its proposals. Amongst the many masterplan concepts was the incorporation of nearly two thirds of the site as open space to provide for recreation, water attenuation, shelter, ecology etc - that which is now referred to as 'Green Infrastructure'.
The scheme aims to provide housing and services to meet the needs of a 21st century community within the setting of a traditional south Cambridgeshire village. Upon completion Cambourne will have over 3,300 homes and a population of 8-9,000 residents. It will also contain:
Development of the Masterplan
Randall Thorp joined the design team as landscape consultants to develop Terry Farrell & Co.'s initial Masterplan concepts. Since 1998 Randall Thorp have been the masterplan consultants for Cambourne
The involvement of landscape consultants and ecologists in the design team from the outset ensured that the Green Infrastructure was appropriately planned and designed from inception, with cost-effective management aims and systems also considered from day one.
Ensuring that the original masterplan evolves in a flexible yet functional manner requires close co-operation between all members of the design team and our clients, as well as attention to detail in planning. Randall Thorp balance these requirements with landscape, urban design and other aesthetic concerns.
The size, shape and position of development cells has been designed by Randall Thorp, working closely with the rest of the masterplan team. These have been planned to:
With over 20 design consultants, working for more than a dozen clients at Cambourne, the job of making sure all design work fits together in its correct place in the scheme rests with Randall Thorp. Randall Thorp are responsible for providing and updating: