Eddington Cambridge

Eddington is an entirely new part of the City of Cambridge. Split into lots for the first phase, J&L Gibbons collaborated with Stanton Williams on Lot 2 to create a landscape that is aesthetically and functionally an integral part of the architectural articulation, site wide context and wider landscape character.

The landscape is both productive and functional, the design being inspired by the conveyance of rainwater and the wet landscapes of Cambridgeshire. The design is expressed as a flow of surface water, pedestrian movement and sequence of views. According to best practice SuDS (sustainable drainage), rainwater run-off is predominantly maintained visible above ground creating a number of opportunities for associated planting that reflect the specific moisture profile of the soils. The resulting variety of spaces and habitats are enriched with a planting palette that promotes productivity; an edible landscape that the community can forage with areas for community growing on the doorstep.


Client University of Cambridge
Location  Cambridge, England
Date 2013-2019
Area 2.3ha
Trees planted 106
2021 RIBA Stirling Prize - Shortlist
2021 RIBA East Award 
2021 Neave Brown Award for Housing - Shortlist
2021 RIBA National Award


Landscape Architect J&L Gibbons
Architect: Stanton Williams
Project Manager Turner and Townsend
Cost Manager Gardiner and Theobald
Planning and Masterplanning Consultant Aecom
Engineering Consultant Aecom (formerly URS)
Transport Consultant Peter Brett Associates
Sustainability Consultant Aecom SDG
Legal Consultant Berwin Leighton Paisner
CDM Consultant Faithful and Gould
Public Art Consultants Contemporary Art Society and Insite Arts
Code for Sustainable Homes & BREEAM Assessor NHBC
Photography © Sarah Blee | J&L Gibbons