Stanton Williams has been brought in to replace David Chipperfield Architects to work on Lot 2 of North West Cambridge, within the local centre of the development, which includes a mixture of university housing alongside shops and amenities.
North West Cambridge project director Roger Taylor said: "Stanton Williams has an impressive track record for delivering high quality, innovative architectural design. As a practice they have a superb approach for creating architecture from the inside-out; placing the user at the heart of their design. We look forward to working with the team to create architecture that both the University and the city can be proud of.”
The university is working with 15 architectural practices to create the 150ha urban extension to Cambridge.
The masterplan includes 3,000 homes, 2,000 student rooms, 100,000 sqm of research space, a local centre and community facilities including a primary school, nursery, doctors’ surgery, supermarket and shops, as well as all of the site-infrastructure and landscaping for the scheme.
The university will be submitting a series of Reserved Matters Applications to the local authorities. Works on infrastructure start in 2013 and phase one completions are expected to begin from late 2015 into 2016.