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Hello and welcome

Hello and welcome to the website which explains our approach to rejuvenating the St Matthew’s Centre site. A formal planning application has been submitted, we now look forward to working with the city to progress the building through the planning process

About the project

Federated Hermes, acting on behalf of investors, acquired the site from Chard Robinson in 2018. It is a complex site with an extensive planning history. Its careful re-use will generate additional funds to invest in St Matthew’s Piece and help meet the challenge of accommodating Cambridge’s student population.

Project update October 2020

To recap, in 2014 aLL Design, the internationally renowned architecture and design studio, developed a proposal for a new contemporary building for student living.

The proposal was developed in discussion with Cambridge City Council and via a co-design workshop and public exhibition involving the local community.

Federated Hermes and their design team developed an amended proposal and began consulting Cambridge City Council and local residents in April 2020.

The consultation attracted 205 comments and suggestions with over 2,400 website visitors.

Simple computer generated plan view of the site viewed from above

Our news

  • Planning application submitted
    The final proposals for the rejuvenation of the St Matthew’s Centre have been submitted to Cambridge City Council. A full description of the consultation undertaken,…
  • Public consultation now closed
    The St Matthew’s Centre proposals consultation is now closed – thank you to everyone who took part. We will thoroughly review all of the feedback…
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