The Site

Merlin Place is in a prime location entering the Cambridge North Science & business Cluster. The site sits between Cambridge Science Park, St Johns Innovation Park, Cambridge Business Park and Cambridge North Station.

The current site

The existing site is home to the Taylor Vinters office building and associated car park. The site is bordered by St John’s Innovation Park to the north and Orwell House to the south.

It has frontages on Cowley Road to the East and Milton Road to the West.

The Site is located in the North East corner of Cambridge, which benefits from easy access into the city centre and good public transport links, with Cambridge North Station nearby.

The North East Cambridge Area Action Plan

Cambridge City Council and South Cambridgeshire District Council have a long-held ambition to regenerate North-East Cambridge as one of the last brownfield sites in Cambridge. Following extensive consultation and evidence gathering, the councils have developed a new plan to guide development in the area, which is known as the North East Cambridge Area Action Plan.

The vision is for North East Cambridge to be a healthy, inclusive, walkable, low-carbon new city district with a vibrant mix of high quality homes, workplaces, services and social spaces, fully integrated with surrounding neighbourhoods.

The site at Merlin Place has been identified for potential redevelopment as part of the plan.