Hauxton Mill, Cambridgeshire
The redevelopment of Hauxton Mill will create a new Life Science campus and tech start-up incubator in Cambridge – the o2h SciTech park. Designs re-purpose this 19th Century Grade II listed water mill as a 550sqm research facility and establish a new state of the art laboratory building along with an upgraded entrance route, landscaping and public café.
Fathom are appointed to masterplan the 2.8 acre site, which is traversed by the River Cam and a popular local public footpath, and develop designs for the research buildings to establish the region’s most exciting community of entrepreneurs in life-science, technology and social enterprise. Design development is progressing in close collaboration with the local planning team.
‘I’ve been working with Fathom for 3 years on a masterplan to unpick a heritage site with all its incessant issues and complications. It requires a very methodical and rigorous process in which all the alternatives are carefully tested. Creativity can come from a flash or it can come from rigorously working through different directions and that’s what you get from Fathom. Jonathan is as easy to work with an architect as you will ever find, and our meetings are always interesting and constructive experiences.’
Prashant Shah, CEO o2h