Planning permission granted for CCI Conservation Campus

19th July 2013

The Cambridge Conservation Initiative is delighted to announce that Cambridge City Council has approved the refurbishment plans for the Arup Building, which will house the CCI Conservation Campus, along with the University’s Museum of Zoology, once work has been completed. Securing planning permission means that work can commence on turning the plans for the Campus into reality.

For the people involved in the plans for the redevelopment of the site, however, this is the latest development in a process that has been underway for many months already. In addition to the plans for the refurbishment work itself, there have been extensive consultations, including with CCI partners, with green roof experts, and with the artists commissioned to create the public art for the building, to name just a few.

Once the refurbishment is complete, at the end of 2015, the conservation landscape will have acquired a significant new landmark. The Campus building will house staff members from CCI partners, bringing together academics from a range of disciplines with conservation practitioners. The Campus is being designed to provide a collaborative working environment to enhance dialogue, knowledge exchange and debate between those in the building, and with wider conservation networks.

All the documents submitted as part of the application can be viewed on Cambridge City Council’s planning department website.