Unity Campus

Unity Campus

Unity Campus is a new 260,000 sq ft, high-specification business park designed to complement and support the South Cambridge Cluster.

As part of our commitment to investing in and around the city of Cambridge, we are developing Unity Campus as a new concept in business space to meet the demands of the UK’s brightest business talent and innovators. Unity Campus seeks to connect people, businesses ideas and places through intelligent master planning, strategic building design and through the provision of common amenity and shared public realm.  We first acquired Sawston Trade Park in 2009 and subsequently purchased Iconix Park in 2013 and Langford Arch in late 2017. The purchase of Iconix Park included additional development land between the two estates and along the A1301 Sawston bypass. Further to a holistic master planning exercise, Unity Campus was created to encompass all of our Sawston assets. Unity Campus will bring together the office and laboratories of Iconix Park with new, high quality business and R&D accommodation on the adjacent land.

The campus is designed with the requirements, aspirations, success and quality of life of its occupiers in mind.  It sits at the heart of the South Cambridge life science cluster and close to some of the world’s most prestigious institutions, giving Unity Campus occupiers the opportunity to work alongside some of the most exciting and dynamic organisations in the world. 

Visit the Unity Campus website here

Phase 1: The Works at Unity Campus

The Works building is the first building within the new Unity Campus vision to be completed and the 63,000 sq ft flexible, modern workspace at the heart of the campus is now ready to welcome occupiers. Designed by world-leading architects NBBJ, The Works has  collaboration and connection at its core and draws on the industrial heritage of the two-storey warehouse which formally stood on the site. Housed within the pre-cast concrete frame of the original building, The Works now provides modern office and tech R&D accommodation, across a range of flexible one or two storey layout options, in a truly inspiring and engaging environment. In addition, high-quality internal circulation, breakout and amenity space within the glazed, double height central ‘Street’, which runs directly through the building, provides space flooded with natural light to meet, share ideas and relax with like-minded people and businesses.

Externally, secure car parking is available in a dedicated multi-storey car park and 200 cycle parking spaces are conveniently located directly outside the building. A new access road from the A1301 and upgraded footpaths and cycleways link Unity Campus with Sawston village, Whittlesford Parkway railway station (in under a mile) and central Cambridge. Attractive high-quality landscaping envelopes The Works frontage, providing additional space to enjoy during the summer months.



Unity Campus: Phase 2

Colin Brown, Director Development, Howard Group, introduces our exciting plans for the next generation of lab-enabled buildings being developed at Unity Campus - the next available new space for life sciences companies in the Cambridge Cluster. Colin talks through the pre-let opportunity, which would currently allow occupiers to be involved in the design process to create truly fit-for-purpose, bespoke, space. Pre-lets from 10,000 - 95,000 sq ft are available.

A connected location

It’s location is key – Unity Campus sits in a prime location close to public transport links (Whittlesford Parkway station is under a mile away), community activities and amenities in nearby Sawston, cycle networks into central Cambridge and some of the region’s most affordable housing. This combination of accessibility from a travel and amenity perspective is something that sets it apart from other more remote business and R&D park locations in the cluster. The regeneration of this area of south Cambridgeshire, which will attract a young, dynamic business community, will in turn bring economic benefits to the surrounding areas, particularly Sawston.

Inspiring work environments

Flexible design and terms

Shared space and amenities

Unity Campus is the result of a holistic master planning exercise encompassing all our Sawston assets. The masterplan allows for a predominantly car-free environment with pre-let buildings available from 10,000 sq ft (9,290 sq m) up to 200,000 sq ft (18,580 sq m), within an inspiring and unique campus style environment. New vehicular access from the A1301 Sawston bypass and a large, decked car-park caters for those needing to travel by car and there is additional access via London Road for smaller vehicles, pedestrians and cyclists.

The first phase of development, The Works at Unity Campus, including site preparation and infrastructure work (such as the access road and car park) is now complete and will be welcoming its first occupiers in 2020.  Phase 2 of the development is likely to be delivered on a pre-let basis and focused on the precise needs and requirements of the occupier.  The masterplan at Unity Campus has been designed with flexibility at its heart and opportunities exist for larger occupiers to combine buildings to create their own campus environment. Single buildings up to c.65,000 sq ft (6,040 sq m) can be delivered within the existing masterplan but larger requirements of up to 200,000 sq ft (18,580 sq m) will also be considered, either on a multi-unit or single building basis.

Unity Campus is one of the best connected business parks in the region, with access to excellent rail, road and cycling infrastructure.

By Rail
A short walk to Whittlesford Parkway Station:

  • 7 mins from Whittlesford Parkway to Cambridge
  • 1 hr 3 mins from Whittlesford Parkway to London (Liverpool Street)

By Bus
A short bus ride via local bus services:

  • 5 mins from Whittlesford Parkway to Sawston
  • 7 mins from Great Shelford to Sawston

By Bike
Cycle paths all the way to Central Cambridge:

  • 7 mins from Whittlesford Parkway
  • 12 mins from Great Shelford
  • 25 mins from Cambridge

By Road
Immediate access onto A505 and just 1 mile from junction 10 of the M11:

  • 25 mins from Cambridge to Sawston (via 1307)
  • 1 hr 20 mins from central London to Sawston (via M11)

Contact the agents

Paddy Shipp

paddy.shipp@eu.jil.com | 07469 155 531

William Clarke

wclarke@savills.com | 01223 347294

Contact Us

Howard Group
93 Regent Street
01223 312 910