TateHindle Architects


Great Kneighton

Great Kneighton is to form an attractive part of the Cambridge southern fringe urban extension. Situated between Trumpington and Addenbrooke's Hospital, this new community will knit into the surrounding countryside and existing residential areas, and form strong links with the City. The aspiration of the stakeholders is 'to build a sustainable, modern garden suburb for the 21st century'.

Sustainable Urban Extension

In August 2010, the site was granted outline planning permission by Cambridge City Council for a residential and mixed use scheme. The scheme is to comprise of up to 2,300 mixed-tenure dwellings, of which 40% will be affordable, 49ha of public open space, 3,050sqm of retail, two new schools, a community centre, a health centre, children's play spaces and sports pitches.

"Working closely with
Countryside, we have developed a high quality, contemporary scheme where urban
living meets Cambridgeshire countryside."

Andrew Tate – TateHindle

Award-winning scheme

Following success in winning a limited design competition, we were appointed by Countryside to design one of the first character areas in the masterplan, Aura. In response to its location, our design is organised within a legible framework of streets and landscaped squares. A range of dwelling heights provides an interesting roofscape and taller 'locator' buildings provide easy wayfinding around the site.

We have designed three character areas at Great Kneighton, including the award-winning Aura which was awarded ‘Project Winner’ at the prestigious Housing Design Awards in 2013.

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