Social infrastructure around the Beehive

This report outlines the early findings of a social infrastructure assessment of the neighbourhoods surrounding the Beehive Retail Park to the northeast of Cambridge city centre. Social Life was contracted by Railpen Investments to carry out this assessment to inform the future development of the site with a review of existing community assets, amenities and local perceptions of the area.

The Beehive Retail Park is currently fully occupied by large retail units, however changes in the retail market and the growing and evolving Cambridge economy have created the potential for redevelopment: there is a need for purpose-built technology and life science workplace buildings within the city. The aspiration is that this site becomes a place that also supports local communities to socialise and spend time, by providing a range of new spaces and places that will strengthen the local community.


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