Lower Cambourne Public Square & Green Spaces

Landscape Design, Lower Cambourne

Working for South Cambridge District Council and Hill (South Cambridgeshire Investment Partnership) we have designed a new public square and sequence of green spaces to support their exemplary development in Lower Cambourne, on a site adjoining South Cambridge District Council’s offices, a secondary school and a nature reserve.

The design of the square is the combination of a formal plaza and softer garden square. The plaza utilises existing mature trees to create a structured space for food vans, sheltered outdoor workspace and seasonal events. The garden square creates a more informal space with a variety of new trees, biodiverse ground cover planting, and space for informal play.

A sequence of green spaces thread through the development creating a ‘foraging route’ of edible plants and fruit trees as well as greenspaces for recreation and play. There will be footpath and cycle links to connect with the surrounding established green infrastructure and the nearby shops and facilities in Greater Cambourne. 

In collaboration with architects at Hill and planning expertise at Carter Jonas, we have prepared a comprehensive pack of design drawings and documents informed by extensive pre-application discussion with the local planning authority, and guidance from the Cambridge Design Review Panel.  The application was submitted in Dec 2022, and the outcome is eagerly awaited.

Landscape Design, Lower Cambourne