LDA Design appointed to prepare masterplan for the University of Cambridge’s new museums site

LDA Design has been appointed by the University of Cambridge as lead consultants, urban designers and masterplanners for the redevelopment of the University’s New Museums Site.

The New Museums Site is a significant part of the University’s city centre facilities, and is located in the city’s core Conservation Area.

A development framework for the site is envisaged including objectives that seek to develop a coordinated and phased masterplan for University departments moving in and those departing from the site to West Cambridge. The masterplan is likely to include substantial demolition of buildings within the site, conversion and upgrading of existing historic buildings and the establishment of design briefs for new department and University facilities, as well as improvements to public realm and enhanced connections with the city.

Alister Kratt, Partner at LDA Design, said:

“This project represents a significant opportunity to establish a coordinated and sustainable plan for the New Museums Site based on a vision that will provide a fresh identity for this part of the city and an improved public realm as well as an attractive setting for academic study.”