City Councillors vote to approve St Regis redevelopment plans

Cambridge City Council has voted to approve plans to redevelop the St Regis site for Clare College. The existing buildings on the Chesterton Road site have come to the end of their useful life. The redevelopment project has been driven by the need to address deficiencies in the buildings’ energy performance and to provide more and better graduate accommodation for Clare College.

Freeland Rees Roberts’ contemporary designs for three new buildings will respond to the surrounding architectural language and context through the careful selection of materials and  use materials and a series of pitched roofs, gables and articulation of the facades.

A carefully considered landscape scheme will provide generous amenity spaces with enhanced soft landscaping, careful boundary treatment and increased biodiversity. Green roofs and on-site renewable energy generation, together with a passive ‘fabric first’ approach to building construction and services, will contribute to the sustainability and quality of the redeveloped St Regis site.