A 10-building scheme is at the heart of the new community of Eddington
Stanton Williams for University of Cambridge, North West Cambridge Development
Contract value: undisclosed
A network of communal external spaces to foster social interaction drives the concept for this affordable housing project of 264 key worker homes plus university workspace, shops and amenities. The 10-building scheme is at the heart of the new community of Eddington, forming one side of the principal external space of Market Square and stretching out towards the perimeter in a variety of four and five storey blocks. Buildings are positioned corner to corner to create intimacy of scale without compromising daylighting into the housing. These moments of compression open out onto a series of interconnecting courts, communal gardens and pavilions running through the development.