Unity Campus 

Unity Campus


CB22 3FT



Unity Campus is an exciting new urban innovation district in the heart of the Cambridgeshire countryside.

Campus owners Howard Group, a Cambridge-based family business with a 50-year track record as a long-term property investor and developer, is transforming the site of a former tannery into a stunning modern workplace.

Located 8 miles south of Cambridge, the 11-acre Campus which is already home to 12 leading life science and technology companies, is undergoing a major expansion. Three new laboratory buildings are due for completion by the end of 2023 and a further three buildings by the end of 2025 providing an additional 150,000 sq ft of floorspace. Other out-dated industrial units have been sustainably repurposed into state-of-the-art offices and laboratories adjacent to a well-equipped fitness centre. Howard Group is supported in this exciting next phase of development by a dedicated and highly experienced professional team which includes Nicholas Hare Architects, an award-winning design practice with over 30 years’ experience in the delivery of life science facilities for both industry and academia; and 3PM – project managers with an exceptional, long-established reputation in the delivery of complex projects across a range of sectors and specialisms, specifically life sciences.

The masterplan for the compact site has been purposefully designed to foster business interactions and friendships.  Building on the industrial legacy of the nearby villages of Sawston and Pampisford, the bold urban aesthetic of the buildings is being offset by a network of connected green spaces and water meadows as well as a landscaped courtyard with a multi-purpose clubhouse.

Community, societal impact and sustainability underpin every aspect of the operation and development of the Campus.

By merging the traditional and modern, urban and rural, business and social, Unity Campus offers an entirely different working environment to all other science and research parks in the Cambridge area, creating a wider choice of location for technology and life science companies seeking laboratories or offices.

 About Howard Group

Established in 1935 and with headquarters in the centre of Cambridge, Howard Group is a leading regional property investor and developer with a property investment portfolio of £200m, made up of 24 properties, 1 million sq ft of occupied space and with 88 tenants and counting. The Group is also a collaborative and patient investment partner, supporting the next generation of entrepreneurs developing meaningful, knowledge-intensive businesses.

Howard Group invests in and develops high-quality and innovative places that have a positive long-term impact on the environment and the people in and around them. Whether it’s a state-of-the-art student accommodation scheme, a campus environment specifically tailored to support Cambridge’s burgeoning life science and innovation sectors or an industrial hub positioned within one of the most exciting regeneration and growth areas in London, the Group’s objective is to make sure these places meet the needs of those who interact with them, both now and into the future, leaving a lasting legacy for generations to come.





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