The strategic masterplan to develop and extend Addenbrooke’s Hospital site places it at the heart of the new Cambridge Biomedical Campus. Covering a 70 hectare site the masterplan brings an urbanism to the campus rarely seen in healthcare development.
With a population equivalent to a small town, its structure of streets, squares and gardens promotes pedestrian activity and develops a distinctive, memorable sense of place. Its strong identity is based on high quality architecture, public spaces and landscape design within Addenbrooke's historic context.
Further plans include the expansion of the campus to cover 140 acres, rather than the current 70 acres. This will provide room for extensive new clinical facilities including a new children’s hospital, expanded services for maternity, neurosciences and cancer departments and the relocated Papworth Hospital. The plans also contain research facilities like the New Medical Research Council Laboratory of Molecular Biology.