Kanda supported Breakthrough Properties to deliver much needed new life science space in North East Cambridge.

    The Kanda team led on the public consultation and engagement strategy to shape the proposals for the redevelopment of the Vitrum Building to provide high-quality, wellbeing-led laboratories and workspaces with leading sustainability credentials in North Cambridge. This work culminated in a planning approval from the Joint Development Control Committee in December 2023 to provide much-needed life science floorspace, in one of the UK’s most supply-constrained clusters.

    The work undertaken included leading on a range of consultation and engagement activities such as stakeholder engagement, online and in-person consultation, and attendance at the NEC Community Forum. The complex net of political and community stakeholders needed to engage with for this site was cut through due to Kanda’s understanding of the local area.

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