The western expansion of Peterhouse Technology Park for British Land will provide a single, three-storey building with new state-of-the-art laboratory and workspace, landscaping, parking and associated infrastructure. The project design was subject to a rigorous accessibility review by the Greater Cambridge Shared Planning Service Disability Conservative Panel. Here we lay out of the contents of our report and the Panel’s findings.
Lying to the south east of Cambridge city centre, the site is 2.5 miles from the railway station, benefitting from easy access to the M11 and the A14 and is served by a regular bus service to the front of the park. The site is adjacent to Peterhouse Technology Park which is the global headquarters for Arm, designed and delivered by Scott Brownrigg. In terms of site access, staff using the building will park on the western car park where accessible bays are provided closest to the building. Accessible parking is also provided opposite the main building entrance to the north for visitors. The building is located on a sloping site. To maintain a gentle gradient across the site, the building is partly cut into the site on the West side, subsequently the landscaping from the West is terraced down towards the building. At the east side an internal stair is provided down to ground level.