Bridgemere has submitted a planning application for the Cambridge Discovery Campus on the former Bayer Crop Science site.

Bridgemere is working alongside Foundation Capital Ventures, which is promoting this site in its prime Cambridgeshire location at the heart of the region’s life sciences cluster.

The plans for the scheme include substantial lab space and offices, together with an amenity building, and development of the country park. The application will be heard at committee on 6 December 2023.

Following a successful resolution to grant planning permission, the site will undergo an 18-month period of demolition and remediation works before development of the Cambridge Discovery Campus commences in 2025.

Will Heath, CEO of Bridgemere commented:

“Cambridge has rightly established itself as one of the leading life sciences centres in Europe, and with the Cambridge Discovery Campus we have the opportunity to bring forward a high-quality life sciences site that can help to meet the soaring demand for both laboratory and office space in the region.”

The Cambridge Discovery Campus is the second phase in Bridgemere’s remediation and redevelopment of the Hauxton Chemical Works site. Phase one was sold to Redrow Homes with planning permission for 380 new homes.

Artists impression of the Cambridge Discovery Park