Pace Investments Ltd has submitted a full planning application for a commercial scheme at 104 -112 Hills Road, Cambridge.


Following over a year of public consultation with a wide variety of key stakeholders, including The Botanic Garden, Cambridge City Council, The Cambridge Chamber of Commerce and the local residents and community, the proposed scheme has gone through many revisions to deliver modern, green, flexible office space, restaurant and Café space, and the preservation of The Flying Pig Public House.


The proposed scheme will be the most sustainable office development that Cambridge has ever seen, seeking to achieve BREEAM Outstanding. This is the highest level of environmental sustainability that a building can achieve, with less than 1% of new buildings achieving it globally and none to date in Cambridge. In addition, the development is being designed and constructed to meet the requirements of a WELL Platinum rating, the highest level of certification for wellbeing.


The scheme will deliver a number of economic benefits including the creation of 4,000 construction jobs onsite and once built, over 1,800 new local jobs. 


Currently, there is a shortage of Grade A high-quality office space within the city centre, and the provision will help meet growing demand from leading businesses to be located in the heart of the city. In addition, the provision of flexible office space will be available to start-up businesses ensuring Cambridge can retain and grow its emerging talent, especially vital as the city comes out of COVID-19.


There will be extensive landscaped public areas, as well as restaurants and cafes for everyone to enjoy. The much-loved Flying Pig pub will be preserved and sit at the heart of the scheme. The pub will benefit from new back of house facilities, a new landscaped garden, and family accommodation above for the landlord and landlady.



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Your Views

Thank you to all those who attended the first, second and third consultation events (in June 2019, December 2019 and March 2020 respectively) and to all who have provided feedback. Your views have helped shape our planning application, available to view below.


If you have any questions, please get in contact using the following email address:

Planning Documents

All of the planning application documents can be found on the Cambridge City Council planning portal, application number:


Planning Application 20/03429/FUL

View on the Greater Cambridge planning website 


View Planning Statement PDF



If you have any questions in the meantime, please get in contact using the following email address: