Cambridgeshire County Council (CCC), Cambridge Biomedical Campus (CBC) and the Greater Cambridge Partnership (GCP) have appointed Atkins as a consultant to begin work on a transport study for the CBC.
Cambridge Biomedical Campus is already one of Europe’s largest life sciences clusters and work is now underway to make it the most sustainable travel place to work in the UK.
There are currently 17,250 working on the Campus, but with the opening of new buildings and further growth, this number will rise to 26,000 by 2031
The site is already a thriving community where academia, industry, research and health collaborate and work to tackle some of the significant healthcare challenges facing the world today.
This study has been commissioned to achieve this goal and to master plan the future transport needs of the CBC. This includes beyond the current programme of work and with and without a new railway station to better define the role of a new facility.
Part 1 - A baseline report to help understand current and future travel needs for the site and to highlight ways in which this could be accommodated in the next five years.
Part 2 - A report on the impacts of a new railway station on the CBC and the wider local transport network. This will include looking at how a new station fits with the wider transport network, the potential costs to deliver the station and any required local transport measures, as well as the wider economic impact for the area. The report will consider the transport benefits and implications of a new station plus any transport requirements for customers and those making onward journeys in order to ensure the facility works efficiently as a travel hub.
This report will conclude with high level recommendations for additional transport measures for the CBC beyond the next five years, for scenarios both with and without the addition of a new Cambridge South Station being in place.
Part 3 - A non-technical summary of the above.
The study will be looking to report to the GCP Executive Board in Summer 2018.