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Peterborough Embankment Masterplan

Designing an ambitious, viable masterplan to transform a forgotten riverside embankment

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    Hectare Riverside Site

  • Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom

    Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom

A once-in-a-lifetime masterplanning opportunity

A seemingly forgotten riverside embankment area along the River Nene, Peterborough Embankment provides a green area close to Peterborough’s city centre and cathedral. Peterborough City Council wanted to transform the embankment into a new city gateway and destination for area residents, so they reached out to us. Leading this once-in-a-generation riverside transformation, our integrated team of planners, designers, and engineers delivered a community-focused masterplan.

Peterborough Embankment will play an important role in people’s lives, so the team engaged with the community, council, and key stakeholders to learn their vision for the area. Building trusted relationships with key stakeholders helped us overcome challenges at the site and develop an adaptable framework of proposals—and allowed individual proposals to be delivered in isolation, speeding up development. Carefully balancing investment opportunities with increased river access and green space, the ambitious, viable masterplan, brought forward through funding from the Government’s Towns Fund and Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority, also includes a theatre, university campus, homes, a riverside park, and a new bridge connecting communities on either side of the river through the Towns Fund.

Our plan enhances connectivity, green space, and river access, and creates valuable community facilities that support tourism and the local economy, that was also deliverable in terms of technical matters including transport, acoustics, drainage, and ground conditions. 

At a Glance

  • Peterborough City Council
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Meet Our Team

Kate Greatrix, Community Engagement Director

By listening to people and being the voice on their behalf, I work with communities to deliver projects that benefit everyone.
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Dan Griffiths, Regional Growth Director

Finding practical and deliverable solutions to overcome our clients challenges is what makes our role fun, interesting, and worthwhile.

David Kennedy, Associate Architect

Transforming a tired, old building or a run-down area into something new and fit for the future inspires me in everything I do.

Gareth Wilson, Director of Infrastructure Planning

I like working with, learning from, and supporting colleagues in providing specialist advice and strategies for complex projects.
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Adrian Babb, Graphic Design Associate Director & Digital Design Lead

Design is problem solving. As designers, our goal is to create a solution so successful you barely even notice it.
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Kate Greatrix

Community Engagement Director

Dan Griffiths

Regional Growth Director

David Kennedy

Associate Architect

Gareth Wilson

Director of Infrastructure Planning

Adrian Babb

Graphic Design Associate Director & Digital Design Lead

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