Levitt Bernstein appointed as lead designer and architect for Cambridge Junction regeneration

Levitt Bernstein study

Cambridge Junction and Cambridge City Council are excited to announce the appointment of award-winning architects Levitt Bernstein for the regeneration of the city arts centre.   

Levitt Bernstein will lead the team that will draw up plans to upgrade and expand the complex’s existing performance spaces, while also creating a masterplan exploring options for new complementary uses within the leisure park site. The project, planned to complete in 2024, aims to attract new audiences to Cambridge Junction while also securing its long-term organisational resilience and financial and environmental sustainability. 

Masterplan and design

Cambridge City Council recently approved funds of £250,000 to engage a lead design team to produce a masterplan and redevelopment designs for Cambridge Junction to RIBA Stage 1. The tender for this work was issued in April 2019 and following a procurement process, overseen by Cambridge Junction and Cambridge City Council, Levitt Bernstein has been appointed as lead designers for the project.

This project will be transformational for the Cambridge Junction and the arts and cultural offer in the city. There is a clear ambition for a landmark building to be developed, that will increase accessibility, usability, sustainability and resilience as well as being architecturally important. Both Cambridge Junction and Cambridge City Council have declared Climate Emergency and environmental sustainability will be a key part of the project.

Levitt Bernstein

Levitt Bernstein has a track record of delivering special places for performance and art of all kinds for over 40 years. Amongst the projects the company has worked on are the Royal Exchange Theatre in Manchester, LSO St Luke’s in London, The Congress Theatre in Eastbourne and recently Colston Hall in Bristol. The team which will be working on the project were awarded ‘Masterplanning and Public Realm Architect of the Year’ in 2018 by Building Design Magazine and will led by Gary Tidmarsh, Chairman at Levitt Bernstein.