News and Updates
8 August 2018
Open Eddington 2018
Open Cambridge 2018 highlights the new Storey’s Field Centre at Eddington
- The Stirling Prize shortlisted building, Storey’s Field Centre & Eddington Nursery, will be open for tours by the architects MUMA as part of Open Cambridge 2018.
- Over 25 different events showcasing Eddington, Cambridge’s new district in the City, will make up Open Eddington exploring the ethos of architecture and sustainability which sit at the heart of the development.
This year’s Open Cambridge weekend will once again showcase Cambridge’s new district, Eddington. The day includes over 25 different events led by the renowned architects, professionals, and development partners who have all contributed to creating Eddington, including architects, MUMA, who designed the RIBA award-winning building, the Storey’s Field Centre and Eddington Nursery.
Eddington is the heart of this new district developed by the University of Cambridge, which has been known as the North West Cambridge Development, and is located between Madingley Road, Huntingdon Road and the M11. There is currently a population of approximately 700 people and when the development is complete it will be home to a community of 8,500 people.
Heather Topel, Project Director of the North West Cambridge Development said: “We are thrilled to offer again a whole day of public activities and events at Eddington that illustrate the depth and breadth of what Eddington has to offer. Last year’s event saw over 4000 people visit Eddington at our opening event and we hope many of our friends, neighbours and supporters – existing and new – will take the time to join us for this occasion.”
Innovative and unique infrastructure has been integrated across Eddington to help residents lead more sustainable lives. At Open Eddington, there will be a range of events that explain how these various features work. Visitors can go behind the scenes of the energy centre, see the unique underground waste and recycling system in action, learn about the rainwater harvesting scheme, or go on a walking tour with our project ecologist. Any or all of these events will open your minds to how sustainability has been considered in planning for the community.
Architecture and Design
Eddington has been designed by some of the best local, national and international architectural practices. Talks and walking tours will be given by Jonathan Rose from AECOM who developed the award-winning masterplan, as well as the principals from the architects who have worked on the scheme including: WilkinsonEyre, Mole, Stanton Williams, Mecanoo, R H Partnership, Marks Barfield, MUMA and Pollard Thomas Edwards.
People can get involved with an archaeological dig with Cambridge Archaeological Unit or enjoy a tea party in the Public Art by the lakes, or generate the energy required to blend your own smoothie using pedal power.
Cycle tours, guided tours from Visit Cambridge and Beyond, and self-guided walking tours will also be available as part of Open Eddington.
The Universal Bus will be operating a free service on Saturday 15 September as part of Open Eddington. On Saturdays the service runs from the railway station to Eddington via the city centre. For more information visit the website.
Eddington is a ten-minute cycle journey from central Cambridge. There will be cycle tours available and downloadable maps for journey planning.
Now celebrating its 11th year, Open Cambridge, co-ordinated by the University of Cambridge Public Engagement team, showcases a diverse range of hidden architectural gems and stunning spaces that are normally closed to the public or charge.
The Open Cambridge weekend takes place on 14-15 September, with Open Eddington on Saturday 15 September 2018. Details are available here. All events listed as part of Open Eddington are free. Many walking tours require booking to manage the capacity. Bookings for tours and specific activities will be available through the Open Cambridge website
OPEN EDDINGTON EVENT LISTINgs and booking information
The Open Cambridge weekend takes place on 14-15 September, and bookings open at 11am on 13 August. For details visit the website or call 01223 766766.
All events listed as part of Open Eddington are free.
Drop in events
The Underground Waste System at Eddington, 9.30am – 12noon
Dig Eddington’s Roman Past 10am – 4pm
Cambridge Water Rainwater Harvesting Showcase 10am– 4pm
Community Events for the Storey’s Field Centre 10am – 4:30pm
Renewable Technology in Construction by Wates 10am- 3pm
Pedal Power at Eddington 9am-5pm
Self-Guided Tour of Eddington 9.30am – 5pm
foodPark at Eddington 11am – 5pm
Eddington Nursery with Bright Horizons
Guided tours of Eddington
10am-11.30am; 12noon-1.30pm; 2pm-3.30pm; 3.30pm-5pm
Cambridge’s First Energy Centre and District Heating Network Tour by Ener-G with Calfordseaden
9am-10am; 11am-12noon; 1pm-2pm
Swirles Court – Student Accommodation at Eddington – Tour by R H Partnership
9.30am – 10.30am; 11am – 12noon; 1pm – 2pm; 3pm – 4pm
Sustainable Apartment Living talk by Pollard Thomas Edwards
Eddington Cycle Tours
9am – 5pm
Dr Bike at Eddington
9am – 12:30pm; 1pm – 5pm
University of Cambridge Primary School tour by Marks Barfield Architects
11am- 12.30pm; 12:30pm – 2pm
Architectural mixed brief – talk and tour by WilkinsonEyre
11am – 12noon
Creating an Urban Extension – tour by Jonathan Rose from AECOM
11am – 12:30pm; 2pm – 3pm
Courtyards and Communal Identity tour by Mecanoo
12pm – 1pm; 2pm – 3pm
Storey’s Field Centre and Nursery talk and tour by MUMA
10am – 11.30am; 12pm- 1:30pm; 1:30pm -3pm; 3pm – 4:30pm
Ecology at Eddington, tour by Mike Dean, Project Ecologist
1pm – 2:15pm; 2:15pm – 3:15pm; 3:30PM – 4:45PM
Talk and Walking Tour of the key worker homes by Stanton Williams Architects
Architectural walk by Mole Architects
Fata Morgana teahouse: An Afternoon Tea Party exploring the Public Art in the landscape