Relocation of railway sidings at Chesterton enables delivery of CB4 development


Brookgate, the mixed-use development company, in partnership with Network Rail, Lafarge Tarmac Limited, Freightliner Group Ltd and DB Schenker Rail has received planning permission for a revised freight facility at Chesterton Sidings in Cambridge.


The freight interchange will be located parallel to the main lines at Chesterton, next to the site of the new station.

The relocation of the freight facility will also release 18 hectares of land for development, with plans to create CB4, a major mixed use development on the site.  The scheme will include scope for offices, housing, retail and community use, alongside the new transport interchange, providing links to transport routes for cyclists, pedestrians and bus users.

Sven Töpel, Chief Executive of Brookgate said:  “We have been working closely with the rail operators, Cambridgeshire County Council, Cambridge City Council and South Cambridgeshire District Council to create a scheme that will optimise the capacity for both the proposed freight and rail schemes, while creating an exciting new quarter for the city. Gaining planning permission for the freight scheme is a vital step in unlocking the site for the delivery of a new passenger rail station and ultimately, for a new high quality mixed-use development encompassing office, residential and retail space.”

Cambridge Park, CB4, will be Brookgate’s second major mixed use project in Cambridge. The CB1 masterplan, based around Cambridge station, is delivering a new city quarter, with high quality commercial, leisure and residential space, alongside new public realm and transport links.

Bidwells and Jones Lang LaSalle are advisors to the project.


Sarah Bishell
FTI Consulting
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Brookgate is a property development and investment company based in Cambridge which specialises in high-quality mixed-use schemes. The company’s mission is to deliver high-quality, modern and sustainable developments that demonstrate social and environmental responsibility.

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