Old Press/Mill Lane is part of a wider city centre strategy that will enhance accessibility across the city. It will provide Cambridge’s many visitors with their first experience of the historic city centre.
As such it provides a vital entrance from the west, as well as being the only remaining site in the city which provides public river access. Historically, the 13th century structure Trumpington Gate has been the entry point into the site.
As part of its larger vision, the University of Cambridge is improving both public access and public space across all of its sites in the city centre. Old Press/Mill Lane has the potential to become an iconic gateway into both the core of Cambridge and the University itself, seamlessly blending public realm with academic land use while connecting University sites with the city.