Trumpington Meadows

Client: USS Ltd and Grosvenor

  • Town planning

  • Masterplanning

  • Landscape architecture

  • Environmental planning

  • Heritage

2014: RTPI Awards for Planning Excellence - Finalist for Exemplary planning to deliver housing 

2014: Evening Standard New Homes Awards - 
Best large Development

“Terence O’Rourke Ltd brought a strong, design led masterplan forwards, which has been fundamental in securing the agreement of the local authorities involved. This has been coupled with a very positive consultation and engagement process that has been led by O’Rourke’s, resulting in an excellent response from local residents and interest groups. The team has been fully committed and underpins its proposals with a clear strategy and in depth understanding of key planning policy and local interest issues.”

Senior Development Manager, Grosvenor

We advised Grosvenor and USS Ltd in respect to the planning, design and landscaping of a new community at the former Monsanto site at Trumpington, Cambridge. Having successfully removed the site from the green belt and secured allocations through adjoining authorities’ development plans, outline planning consent was obtained in 2009 for 1,200 homes with a local centre, a new primary school, a 60ha country park to be managed by the local Wildlife Trust and an extensive network of footways and cycleways.

Having been commissioned to design and deliver the primary infrastructure including the 60 ha country park, Terence O’Rourke remain actively involved with the project.

More than half the scheme has now been built and is occupied and a successful new community at Trumpington has been established with an active residents’ association that take great pride in the new neighbourhood.

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