The mixed-use development on a 150-hectare site of University farmland combines residential housing, academic and research facilities, local centre and public amenities, as well as site infrastructure and open green space for all to enjoy. The development has been designed to the highest quality and the University is committed to building a community in which residents can thrive.
The development will be an exemplar of sustainable living. Residential dwellings will be built to the Code for Sustainable Homes Level 5 and non-residential homes will be BREEAM Excellent. The site also makes use of water management, energy and waste systems, a Green Travel plan and will encourage residents and neighbours to lead sustainable lives through the build infrastructure as well as through community-building activities.