Posted 1st May 2013 | No Comments

Upgrade confirmed for university city station

CAMBRIDGE station is to benefit from a £4.25 million improvement scheme after funds were released by Cambridge based developer Brookgate, the company behind the CB1 development, as part of a land purchase from Network Rail and an agreement with Network Rail and the city council.

Station operator Greater Anglia, which manages the station, will upgrade the concourse and provide a more modern and spacious ticket hall.

An application for listed building consent is now being discussed with the council and a consultation event for station users will be held before the work starts. Greater Anglia said the aim was to start the work in late summer, with completion in mid-2014.

The funding for the improvements has come from the development of more than 1,000 student units.

GA said it will continue to work with Network Rail and the developers on wider regeneration of the area, which will include improvements to the station approach – including future proposals for a station square – a hotel and extensive cycle parking.