The Secretary of State has approved plans for the next phase of a mixed-use regeneration scheme at Cambridge North, on the derelict former railway sidings land next to Cambridge North Railway Station and Guided Busway Interchange. The development is being brought forward by the Chesterton Partnership, a venture comprising Network Rail Property, DB Cargo, and development partner Brookgate.
Since 2020, ACME has been developing the masterplan on this complex public brownfield site surrounded by a varied tapestry of development. It is a truly mixed-use residential-led development with life sciences at the heart of its identity. 
The scheme will deliver 425 mixed-tenure new homes and 5,000 sqm of flexible ground floor space for cafes, shops, bars, and community spaces. New public realm and green spaces will enliven an accessible new urban neighbourhood as a gateway from Cambridge North Station to the wider North East Cambridge area.  The scheme will also deliver 53,700 sqm of commercial space, including provision for new laboratories and offices. The integration of landscaping will preserve the existing identity of the site in the Cam River Valley and its identity as a new urban quarter belonging to Cambridge.