Cambridgeshire is transforming.
With huge investments and a new combined authority structure, Cambridgeshire is set for exciting changes over the coming years. A new, greener transport system is at the forefront of this transformation, followed closely by significant housing development and technological advance.
This combination is the basis of Cambridgeshire County Council’s overarching vision of creating a completely connected Cambridgeshire, a truly modern county.
The transformation set to take place comes predominantly off the back of two major initiatives:
The Greater Cambridge City deal aims to secure Cambridge’s position as global leader of research and commerce, as well as an outstanding place to live and work.
This exciting programme brings together a partnership of local organisations and Central Government to provide significant funding for sustainable growth in Cambridgeshire. It is the second largest of several City Deal’s across the country and will bring up to £1 billion of additional investment into the area.
With this funding, Cambridgeshire has ambitious plans to evolve and unite the county. These not only include vital improvements to the transport network, but the development of up to 72,000 new homes and the unique chance for technical innovation.
This deal ensures that Cambridgeshire will grow, but whilst preserving its rich city landscape, environmental heritage and unique character.
The Smart Cambridge programme is exploring how data and technology can transform the way we live, work and travel. Innovative technology insights will improve economic growth and sustainability, but, above all, create a connected Cambridgeshire.
This is an exciting collaboration between private, public and academic sectors, and combines some of the brightest talent in the country. Smart Cambridge is delivering ground-breaking projects which will see Cambridge become a leading county in shaping the future of mobility.
Over the next three years, the wider work of the programme will cover:
• Better travel and transport information for journeys
• Easier payment options including integrated ticketing and online payments
• Smarter signalling
• Monitoring of air quality
• Future transport initiatives including driverless vehicles.
• New urban logistic models
• Future places
Both these projects show what an exciting time it is for Cambridgeshire right now, with unparalleled growth and modernisation driving forward Cambridge to the forefront of British innovation.
Want to get involved?
Cambridgeshire County Council are currently seeking talented professionals for a range of great roles, from project and planning managers, to vital infrastructure officers. If you have the ambition to be the best at what you do, in an organisation dedicated to your success and growth, then apply online today.
Lead the way with Cambridgeshire County Council and make your mark on one of the greatest transformations of the decade.