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PremierLeague-News.Com- In the proposed plans, Railpen said 'our vision is to enhance the offer and experience for visitors'
PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! Plans have been revealed to transform and 'enhance' a Cambridge Retail Park which aims to provide visitors with "more reasons to visit". The site on 230 Newmarket Road would have new buildings, offices, green spaces, upgraded cycle routes along with new food and beverage units. The Cambridge Retail Park on Newmarket Road is currently home to the likes of Lidl, Homebase, Dunelm, Sports Direct and Boots. It also has a small number of food and drink outlets including Nando's, Pizza Hut and Starbucks. The proposals aim to strengthen the retail experience while improving the "connectivity and relationship between Cambridge Retail Park and Newmarket Road" the plans by Railpen who owns the retail park share. As well as this it is hoping to create a better experience for pedestrians and cyclists, delivering sustainable buildings and creating new food and beverage elements, including a café pavilion. Read more: Further details for 160 homes on edge of Cambridge reveal buildings' demolition It would also bring in new offices, creating employment opportunities and commercial space to enhance the green and usable public spaces. The proposed redevelopment of 230 Newmarket Road would be created by cutting 23 parking spaces. The proposed plans from Railpen states: "Our vision is to enhance the offer and experience for visitors through the implementation of an evolving mix of shops, food and drink, creating more reasons to visit Cambridge Retail Park". Artist's impression of proposed landscaping at the Cambridge Retail Park (Image: Railpen) The plans state that the current buildings at 230 Newmarket Road "make a poor contribution to the retail park and Newmarket Road environments". Instead, they wish to replace them with "highly efficient buildings" which will help strengthen the retail park.
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. In particular, the intent is to bring new life, and more green and usable spaces to Newmarket Road. "The vision also seeks to create better connections to the neighbouring area with improved gateways to the site and enhanced dedicated pedestrian and cycle routes." They further add that tackling climate change is an aim to be achieved over time by "moving the retail park over to green energy". And also from reducing the car parking area, enhancing cycle routes, introducing climate adaptation measures and building sustainable buildings. If the plans are approved there will also be at least 300 new cycle parking spaces for office workers and retail customers. As well as more than 12 electric vehicle charging points. Railpen, the investment manager for the £30bn Railways Pension Scheme purchased the retail park consisting of 230,000 sq for around £100 million in 2020. It also owns the Beehive Centre just down the road on Coldhams Lane which announced plans to transform the shopping destination into a science and technology hub earlier this year. Get more planning news from CambridgeshireLive straight to your inbox for free HERE . READ NEXT: 'No clear picture' for Cambs family over 3 years after daughter is killed in hit-and-run inquest hears Photos show Extinction Rebellion protest in Cambridge city centre First 'hedgehog ball' held in Cambridge supported by Chris Packham Photos show March for Midwives protest in Cambridge Long queues and congestion pictured on East Road after lane changes