• Client: TOWN | Landsec U+I (Master Developers)
  • Collaborators: Thomas.Matthews | Construction Innovation
  • Service:
    • Masterplanning & Estates |
    • Implementation Support
  • Specialism:
    • Regenerative Business & Design
  • Sector:
    • Construction & Infrastructure
  • Status: Ongoing
Hartree Core Site illustration

Useful Projects has been appointed as Sustainability and Quality of Life Consultants to set the overarching vision and strategic objectives at the Hartree, Core Site development.

The masterplan will see the former Sewage Treatment Works in North East Cambridge developed to create over 5,000 new homes and employment opportunities in Life Sciences. The land is owned by Cambridge City Council and Anglian Water and is being developed through a joint venture with Landsec U+I and TOWN.

Driving ambitions to sustainability

Inspired by Doughnut Economics, we have developed a bespoke framework and series of supporting targets to drive ambitious sustainability aspirations across the project. Our team have undertaken a series of supporting workstreams including: an energy strategy, water strategy, community stewardship approach, microclimate modelling, roof and lighting strategy, circularity strategy, local needs analysis, maintenance and management plan, further to an innovation strategy.

We have worked with our sister company, Thomas.Matthews, to develop the framework, engagement boards, and reports to ensure that the sustainability aspirations are easy to understand for a range of audiences. This is in addition to the collaboration and with Construction Innovation to facilitate a workshop on innovation opportunities.

We are currently monitoring the performance of our targets and supporting the design team to ensure that they are embedded.

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