Marshall of Cambridge will be holding a Master Planning Workshop this evening Wednesday (January 16) for the development of its land to the north of Newmarket Road, which was recently named ‘Wing’. This will be held at Cambridge Airport.
Public invited to discuss Marshall 'Wing' development
Emma Fletcher, Property Director for Marshall of Cambridge, said: ‘This event, which is open to members of the public, will be split into three sessions. There will be a general feedback session from 5.30 – 6.15pm, which will be followed by a formal presentation by the Prince’s Foundation for Building Community, and at 7.30pm there is an opportunity for members of the public to simply ‘drop in’ to talk to the Master Planning Team.’
Emma added: ‘This is a really important opportunity for local people to get involved in the very exciting development of ‘Wing’, which is going to provide much needed homes and other development opportunities for local people.’
Marshall of Cambridge was founded in Cambridge on 1 October 1909 by David Gregory Marshall. He married Maud Edmunds Wing at Sir Andrew’s Church, Old Chesterton, on 23 September 1902, after whom this development is named. The name also has an aviation connection. Maude Wing was born in 1879, and in his book The Marshall Story, Sir Arthur Marshall, the son of the founder, described his mother: ‘My mother was an exceptional woman – tall and good looking – full of unflagging energy and a perfectionist. There is no doubt that the Marshall Family owe much to her for our upbringing, general health and capacity for long and sustained work.’
Studies were undertaken between 1999 and 2011 to determine whether it was practical for Marshall of Cambridge to relocate its aviation businesses elsewhere to enable housing development to take place on the Cambridge Airport site. These studies which were completed in 2010 clearly showed it was neither practical nor desirable for such a move to take place and in January 2011 the Company announced that it would not be relocating its aviation business. This remains the case today. As a result of this decision to remain in Cambridge, the Airport is now being developed in line with Government policies and has an important part to play to help secure an increase in employment in the local area. This includes supporting existing and new businesses in the region and, in particular, those with global links.
For further information contact:
Marshall Group Holdings
The Airport, Newmarket Road
Cambridge, CB5 8RX
Tel: 01223 399465
Founded in 1909, the Marshall Group has a turnover of £2.5bn and over 5,700 employees. Headquartered on a 900-acre site in Cambridge, Marshall has three principal arms to the business: Aerospace and Defence; Property; and Ventures.