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Cambridge Junction Redevelopment RIBA Stage 1 Works

Decision Maker: Executive Councillor for Finance and Resources

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: No


To approve a capital budget following completion of an OJEU procurement for the appointment of a Lead Designer and multi-disciplinary team to complete i) A RIBA Stage 1 design report for the redevelopment of Cambridge Junction to provide additional venue facilities and work space ii) A RIBA stage 1 site wide master plan and report which identifies commercial opportunities in addition to the venue redevelopment.

Cambridge Junction would like to replace Junction 1 (which has lifecycle issues), and expand the arts and cultural venue with additional event, studio, work and office spaces with a vertical redevelopment scheme on this site. Cambridge City Council would like to further explore the potential of the Cambridge Junction site for additional commercial capital development including a potential partnership with Cambridge Junction CDC to assist their future financial sustainability.

The team will be contracted to complete RIBA stage 1 work in order to submit an application for the next Capital funding round to be launched by Arts Council England (ACE) in April 2020. If successful, ACE will then fund RIBA stage 2-5 works.


Matter for Decision

The Officer’s report set out a proposal regarding Cambridge Junction Redevelopment RIBA Stage 1 works.


Decision of Executive Councillor for Finance and Resources

  i.  Approved Officer’s recommendation


Reason for the Decision

As set out in the Officer’s report.


Any Alternative Options Considered and Rejected

Not applicable.


Scrutiny Considerations

The ScrutinyCommittee resolved by 3 votes to 0 to exclude members of the public from the meeting on the grounds that, if they were present, there would be disclosure to them of information defined as exempt from publication by virtue of paragraph 3 of Part 1 of Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972


The Committee unanimously resolved to endorse the recommendations.


The Executive Councillor approved the recommendations.


Conflicts of Interest Declared by the Executive Councillor (and any Dispensations Granted)

No conflicts of interest were declared by the Executive Councillor.



Publication date: 23/01/2020

Date of decision: 07/10/2019