CAMBRIDGE City Council is working with Cambridge Junction, one of the city’s flagship cultural venues, to ensure its buildings and facilities are fit for purpose well into the 21st Century.
A report being taken to Strategy and Resources Scrutiny Committee on 22 January will seek approval to:
- Complete an initial feasibility study on a proposed redevelopment scheme for Cambridge Junction;
- Support applications for capital funding; and
- Carry out further work towards a detailed scheme which the public would be then be consulted on as part of the planning process.
This will build on audit work carried out by the council on the current and future needs for cultural infrastructure in the city, and on the potential of Cambridge Junction to help meet the future cultural needs and interests of residents in Cambridge and the wider region.
The audit found that there is a need for multi-use venues and theatres with production, rehearsal and education space in the region. It also identified a need for arts venues in locations close to sustainable transport links, and which could offer facilities to the whole community.
Proposals for the redevelopment of Cambridge Junction would help ensure the venue could meet these needs in the years to come.
Cllr Lewis Herbert, Leader of the Council, said: “Since it first opened in 1990, Cambridge Junction has been a wonderful addition to the cultural life of Cambridge, and a fantastic resource for both the city and the wider region.
“We look forward to working closely with our partners at Cambridge Junction on plans for the site’s redevelopment to ensure that it continues to provide first class facilities in the coming years, in a joint project benefiting the entire community.”