Bobby Open Architect

Urban Design Proposal for Mill Lane, Cambridge


This urban design was produced for the Cambridge Architecture gazette, a magazine produced twice yearly by the Cambridge Association of Architects. Bobby Open was joint editor on issues 56-63.

The proposal looked at improvements to the way the Mill Lane area works for pedestrians and tourists. Three urban moves are key to the proposal: the removal of the warehouse building on the Mill Pond to make way for a new public square on the river, a new connection between the Silver Street bridge and the square, and a new pedestrian street connecting through from Silver Street. Car parking would be below ground, beneath new mixed use buildings.

Allies and Morrison architects are currently masterplanning the Mill Lane redevelopment.

Mill Lane Cambridge Urban Design