Come see the future of the Cambridge – Milton Keynes – Oxford arc. Our free exhibition features the designs submitted to a competition run by the National Infrastructure Commission (NIC) to stimulate debate about how the area could grow to achieve its full potential. The competition asked teams of urban designers; architects; planning, policy, and community specialists; landscape designers; development economists; and others with local knowledge and general insight to come up with concepts which could contribute to the development needs of the area, providing the homes the area needs, integrating the delivery of transport infrastructure with high-quality places, and maintaining the environmental and cultural character of the corridor.
The Cambridge – Milton Keynes – Oxford arc is home to 3.3 million people and hosts some of the UK’s most successful cities, as well as world-leading universities, knowledge-intensive high-tech firms and highly-skilled workers.
The winners of the competition were announced following an announcement by government that it would back the Commission’s vision to build up to one million new homes across the corridor by 2050 and announced plans to complete both a new East-West Rail link and an Oxford-Cambridge Expressway by 2030. The NIC have also recently published a report ’Partnering for Prosperity: A new deal for the Cambridge-Milton Keynes-Oxford Arc.