Marshall launches Cambridge East community engagement

Marshall launches Cambridge East community engagement

Marshall is inviting members of the public to preliminary engagement sessions around the development of an extraordinary new urban quarter for the city of Cambridge.

The company will hold four open events during July, encouraging members of the public to share their ideas and vision for a new mixed-use development on 462 acres of land in the east of the city which is currently occupied by the company’s aerospace and airport operations.

Marshall CEO Kathy Jenkins explains: “We recognise the opportunity to work alongside the people of Cambridge to create a new, complementary urban quarter for our amazing city.

“This initial round of public engagement is just the beginning of the conversation but we firmly believe that Cambridge East has the potential to be the most exciting mixed-use development in the UK encompassing a diverse mix of homes, employment, education, healthcare, transport, culture and sports and leisure opportunities.

“We want to make sure that Cambridge East can fulfil its true potential and helps to address some of the city’s well documented infrastructure and inequality challenges.

“People will be aware that in order to free up the land we will be relocating our Aerospace business to Cranfield in Bedfordshire by the end of the decade, where it will benefit from a new purpose-built facility at the heart of an Eastern Aerospace Cluster.

“Cambridge however will continue to sit at the very heart of the Marshall Group and many of our existing operations will remain in the city, continuing to provide highly skilled employment as well as a wide range of training opportunities, for many generations to come.

“We are excited to continue the many valuable partnerships we have built up with our local community as we work together to create our vision for Cambridge East, and I do hope as many people from as many backgrounds as possible will take the opportunity to participate in this initial engagement.”

The public engagement sessions will take place at Concorde House on Newmarket Road (situated behind the ice rink) between July 8-18th. Details can be found on the dedicated Cambridge East website