13 - 10 - 2022

BPTW recently secured unanimous planning approval for Aylesborough Close Phase 2, a residential project in the Arbury ward of Cambridge for Cambridge Investment Partnership (CIP).

The development will provide 70 affordable homes designed to the Passivhaus Classic standard and a community garden with play equipment and seating for residents to enjoy. Arranged in three low-rise apartment buildings, a simple form factor with high insulation levels delivers a fabric-first design. By optimising the window sizes and reveal depths, utilising solar shading and including louvres for secure ventilation, each apartment receives the optimum balance of natural light without the issues of overheating. The internal layout of each home provides a dedicated space to accommodate a combined unit with an air source heat pump and MVHR unit (Compact Unit), providing residents with comfortable living spaces, good air quality and lower running costs. Half of the parking spaces accommodate electric car charging capabilities to promote sustainable transport, and ample cycle parking encourages a healthy and active lifestyle.

BPTW’s commercial understanding and Passive House specialism ensure that the design balances CIP’s sustainable aspirations with affordability. Aylesborough Close is the latest of BPTW’s collaborations with CIP, which include planning permissions for over 250 new and affordable homes across Cambridge.


Regional Director for Hill, Tom Hill, Commented:

“We are delighted to have achieved approval for these three sites which meet our objectives of creating low-carbon, environmentally and socially sustainable new places to live in Cambridge.”