Cambridge United has announced its new concept for a sustainable stadium, although still in the early stages the scheme will be located on greenbelt land
The Club has been working with property consultancy and Club partner Stace, who worked on the development of Tottenham Hotspur’s new stadium – and with architects KSS, to develop a suitable concept design that fits with the new identified land.
Plans for funding the development of the stadium are not arranged. However, the scheme has a number of factors in its favour and primarily fits within wider plans to improve transport across the city of Cambridge. This includes the introduction of a new metro system that would see both the stadium and a re-located Park and Ride station as a key destination for a Cambridge east line.
A new possibility has been established on land included in Marshalls’ and the council’s call for sites, situated near to junction 35 (Quy) on the A14.
Multi-functional sustainable stadium
The brief was a sustainable design for a sustainable stadium, with multi-use purposes beyond the ability to host football matches such as – concerts, conferences, extended community activities, medical centres, and a quality design fit for Cambridge with a 12,000 capacity and scope to grow.
Cambridge United has unveiled the eye-catching new designs created which highlight the potential of what could be developed.
Club CEO, Ian Mather, has presented the concept to key stakeholders and companies from across the city including the Mayor of Cambridgeshire, James Palmer, at the Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Development conference at the Guildhall.