Case study: Cambridge Science Park - Coggle Diagram
Case study: Cambridge Science Park
Where is it? Provide a map – annotate the map with location advantages
The M11 passes right by the Cambridge science park and goes directly to London. There are also other links with main roads.
There are large amounts of green space.
It is located very near to the university, so they often collaborate on research projects.
It is located very close to an airport, which gives very good transport links.
What are the characteristics of the scheme – transport links, size, building
types and age?
There is a large airport nect to the science park which is a large transport link.
The scheme is very sustainable, almost everything is renewable and environmentally friendly
There are also multiple train links close to the park.
How is it environmentally sustainable?
The buildings use lots of natural light, with large windows making up the walls.
Almost all buildings are powered with sustainable, renewable sources.
It maintains almost all animal habitats that are on the land it is built on.
Does it have links with other institutions like universities and the local
It has links with the Trinity University, which traces back to 1970 when it first origniated
A large amount of businesses their are set up by graduates at Cambridge, who want to continue their work in the city.
What sort of businesses does it have?
Cambridge science park has over 130 different companies, all with a focus on technology, life sciences, or business support services.
Very large and recognisable companies have operations at the park, including Huawei, Toshiba, and
What research and development activities take place there?
Abcam (‘antibodies Cambridge’) produces antibodies used in treatment of disease and the company is now worth £1 billion, employing 200 staff with PhDs.
The natural habitats there are studied to get insight to habitats and animal behaviours.