Property developer Brookgate has announced that a trio of leading brands will spearhead the retail offer at Station Square, a new public space and focal point for CB1, the vibrant new city quarter being developed around Cambridge station.
Sainsbury’s has taken 4,476 sq ft and will provide convenient supermarket shopping for the 10 million passengers using Cambridge station every year, those living and working at CB1 and other visitors to the area.
The supermarket will be joined by natural, handmade food specialist Pret A Manger which will be opening a 2,426 sq ft shop, serving a fresh and healthy menu of sandwiches, salads and simple hot food. Strengthening the offer will be popular coffee house Caffé Nero, which will be opening a 2,215 sq ft outlet, providing fine Italian coffee and artisan food.
Sven Töpel, chief executive of Brookgate, said: “The new retail signings are fantastic news for CB1 and represent the development’s evolution into a thriving city gateway to Cambridge. The calibre of the new occupiers shows our commitment to ensuring that CB1 is characterised by stylish and good quality dining and retail options, to complement the vibrant community that we are creating around Cambridge station.”
CB1 is set to provide a significant boost to Cambridge’s economy by attracting world-class and high-growth businesses, residents and visitors to the area. Designed by Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners, the project will deliver a state-of-the-art transport interchange featuring the UK’s largest cycle park with 3,000 spaces, prestigious ‘grade A’ offices, premium residential, retail and hotel space and purpose-built student residence accommodation.