Buckley Gray Yeoman to construct £155m Cambridge Devonshire Gardens scheme

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The mixed-use Cambridge Devonshire Gardens scheme project modelled by Buckley Gray Yeoman will change a three-acre Travis Perkins depot into a new neighbourhood set around a new public park.
It will consist of 120,000 square foot of workstation in the two new buildings, 100 build-to-rent homes and various community facilities, including a creche, pavilion and artists’ studios.

The Cambridge Devonshire Gardens scheme will consists of a mixed apartments and will be available to rent at market or discounted rates. The houses are designed to satisfy the city’s net-zero carbon ambitions and will be powered by electricity from renewable sources, with no reliance on fossil fuels.

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Well being facility.

Barry Jessup, chief executive of First Base uttered that Devonshire Gardens has been modelled to become an exemplar long-term mixed-use development which mixes highly sustainable workspace with much-need top quality homes, all based around a serious new green park in central Cambridge. First Base have been working hard with Railpen to create a best-in-class long-term investment which will bring a very strong environmental credentials, provide excellent health and wellbeing facilities to both residential and commercial tenants, and make real value for the prevailing area people .

Richard van Lente, senior development manager at Railpen, added that they are delighted to partner with First Base to create a project which enhances the Cambridge community, supports the sustainability, environmental and wellbeing plans, while at the same time also offering the potential for significant returns through capital growth or income. Railpen already setup a significant investments in Cambridge and will still search for further opportunities to take a position in economically, socially and physically relevant opportunities in places where people want to live, work and play.
They consistently seek to enhance the assets through expert hands-on management and targeted value-add initiatives.
The Cambridge Devonshire Gardens scheme delivers attractive risk-adjusted returns for our members which will help secure their futures, and powerful economic and social improvements for the communities during which we invest.