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Cambridge Sporting Village

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Location

Cambridge

Status

Ongoing

Sector

Sport, Stadia

Fund

Grosvenor / Wrenbridge

Description

Wrenbridge are project partners with Grosvenor for the development of the Cambridge Sporting Village.

In 2010 Wrenbridge and Grosvenor acquired the Abbey Stadium, home of Cambridge United FC, with a view to partnering with the Club to provide a modern stadium and develop a wider sporting village.

Following extensive consultation and work with local stakeholders the plan is to enhance the existing Abbey Stadium site to upgrade the existing facilities and deliver the platform for the complete redevelopment of the ground to provide a modern stadium alongside community facilities and a health centre.  Separately a new sporting village is to be developed at a site known as Trumpington Meadows, which is to the south-west of the city centre and is situated close to junction 11 of the M11, the Trumpington Park and Ride and the most southern stop on the guided bus route.

The proposed Cambridge Sporting Village will provide a new indoor sports hall with an artificial turf playing surface for football development.  16 acres of outdoor pitches sit adjacent to the indoor hall comprising a 5-a-side commercial football centre, artificial pitches for football and rugby as well as hockey pitches.

There will also be cycling facilities on the site including a closed road circuit, off-road trails and a BMX track.

The Sporting Village is integrated within an extended residential development comprising new homes alongside the 1,200 dwellings already being delivered on the site together with a 21-acre extension to the existing country park.

Proposals and designs are currently being progressed and a planning application has been submitted.

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