Planning permission granted for new student accommodation

A view from Sidgwick Avenue

Newnham College has been granted planning permission to build en-suite student accommodation, a new Porters’ Lodge, gym, cafe, conference facilities, and a new suite of offices and supervision rooms.

Cambridge City Council also approved plans to demolish Strachey, the Porters’ Lodge, and to partially demolish Fawcett to enable them to be replaced.

Plans for high quality social areas and additional cycle parking spaces have also been given the go-ahead.

A total of 86 student bedrooms will be removed and replaced with 90 en-suite bedrooms.

The submission of the College’s planning application follows extensive pre-application consultation with Cambridge City Council, Cambridge Design and Conservation Panel, Historic England and local residents which helped to influence the development of the designs.

Work is expected to begin in September 2016.

More information about the plans

Photograph Caption: An artist’s impression of the new building from Sidgwick Avenue.