Image:  Cambridge Ahead

Project Group Chair: Bill Wicksteed − Founder & Senior Advisor, SQW

Project Team members

Colin Brown –Partner, Carter Jonas
Fiona Bryant – Strategic Director, Cambridge City Council
Matthew Bullock* − Master, St Edmund’s College
James Buxton − Executive Chairman, Pigeon Investment Management*
Sue Chadwick − Senior Associate, Planning & Environment, Birketts*
Martin Clark – Deputy CEO & Director of Impact Innovation, Allia
Julie Fletcher – Head of Housing Strategy, South Cambs District Council
Terry Fuller − Executive Director, East & South East, Homes & Communities Agency
Suzanne Hemingway − Strategic Director, Cambridge City Council
Andy Hill − Group CEO, Hill Partnerships*
Stephen Hills − Operations Director, CHS Group
Richard Howe − Managing Director, Marshall Group Properties Cambridge*
William Jewson − Development Director, Howard Group*
Tim Leathes – Development Director, Urban & Civic
Ian Mather − Chairman, Cambridge Ahead and Head of Office, Mills & Reeve*
Niamh Matthews – Strategic Programme and Commissioning Manager, Greater Cambridge City Deal
Dr Nicky Morrison – Lecturer, Dept of Land Economy, University of Cambridge
Jane Paterson-Todd − CEO, Cambridge Ahead*
Richard Powell – Managing Director, Latchmoor Properties Limited
Alex Robinson – Director of Development, Grosvenor
Mike Shaw − Director of Strategic Development, Savills*
Jon Wooles − Group Finance Director, Brookgate*

* Member/Member organisation


The Housing project group has four key priorities:

  1. To promote a far-sighted view of what sort of place Greater Cambridge will be in 50 years so that our actions today will influence its continued long term success.
  2. To understand and have our own view on the demand and affordability constraints on homes in Greater Cambridge.
  3. To promote the supply of homes that are affordable (focusing on location, density, typology and tenure).
  4. Using the unique features of the Cambridge market to support pilot projects that seek to innovate in tenure and funding.
Project summary

We have examined the changing demographics of the demand for housing and new models of finance for housing projects, using the interest of long term pension fund managers in the growing Cambridge economy. The Group will now turn its attention to supply side issues, including blockages in planning, site availability and labour and materials supply.

Project details

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