Cranfield University

Turnberry has provided development strategy and statutory planning advice to Cranfield University across a series of projects dating back to 1998. The main focus of activity has been on the Cranfield campus, where the projects have included:

• Advising on the strategy for relocation of activities from the nearby Silsoe campus – following the announcement of its closure in 2006. This involved advice on the selection of design teams, on the preparation of briefs for a new laboratory, research and teaching facility, a 250 bed student residences scheme, and a new sports facility.

• Advice around the long-range development strategy for the planning and development of the Technology Park. This has included preparation of a Development Brief and Master Plan for the Technology Park; obtaining various planning permissions for phased development of the Park; negotiating funding agreements with both the County and District Councils to assist with essential early stage infrastructure, and subsequent development agreements with St Modwen to facilitate the development of both the Innovation Centre and several further multi-occupation buildings.

• A master plan for additional student residences including implementation of a first phase of a further 100 units.

• Preparing and negotiating a variety of planning permissions required for operational issues across the campus.

• Preparation of Development Parameters to guide the long-term development of the campus.

• Advice on proposals for the development of an Air Park on land adjacent to Cranfield Airport, which is owned and operated by the University directly.

• Advice on strategic land opportunities across the wider university estate, through the Development Plan process and site-specific planning applications.