Cambridge’s history of 450 years is no doubt considered by many of the 7 million tourists who visit the city each year.

Investors’ association with Cambridge has been more recent with the announcement of Astra Zeneca’s relocation to the city as an HQ in 2013. The Government’s recognition of Cambridge as a centre of excellence for R&D technology and life science has attracted companies such Napp Pharmaceuticals, Amgen and Microsoft. Cambridge’s tight land supply and often very protracted planning process have restricted the supply of office accommodation within the city. This has created an environment for steady rental performance but also limited the supply of opportunities for investors.

Investors want to be part of a major epicentre of the UK’s technological and tech industry hub which with the University, have helped create Cambridge’s brand.

MacLaren & Partners have acted for clients in Cambridge since 2013, and have since transacted over £120M and advised on asset management solutions too. The business has built a strong reputation for performance amongst a network of local landowners.

MacLaren believe that Cambridge will continue to have an enduring appeal to investors as the local economy grows and attracts companies to expand using the talented pool of graduates.

Cambridge | Prime Office/Tech Building

Cambridge – Phase 2, Evolution Business Park, CB24 9NG
A prime 36,000 sq ft office/tech building. Let and sold during Q1 2023 on behalf of retained property company clients.

Cambridge | Former Papworth Hospital

Cambridge – Papworth-Everard
Freehold with vacant possession. 12.5 acre site with a  range of former hospital buildings. Use class C2. Potential for other uses (Subject to Planning). Download Brochure CambridgeWestBrochure

Cambridge | Brand New High-Tech Office

Cambridge – Evolution Park
LET. A brand new high-tech, fully equipped to high specification office unit. Website – Download brochure – EvolutionBrochure 1

Cambridge | Freehold Retail Unit Investment

Cambridge – 36 Petty Cury, CB2 3NB
Freehold retail investment let to established Body Shop franchise. Sold to private investors.

Cambridge | Multi-let prime business park

Cambridge – Evolution Business Park
A multi-let prime business park on the edge of Cambridge, let to five tenants. 114,000 sq ft office and industrial accommodation. Further land available for …

Cambridge | Office Building Sale

Cambridge – 296 Cambridge Science Park
A 16,000 sq ft office building held on a long leasehold interest, let to Speechmatics. Sold for £7.2 million, which reflects a net initial yield of …

Cambridge | Student Accommodation

Alternative Aquisitions
Cambridge – Brunswick House
Acquired for clients in October 2018. The property comprises student accommodation for 231 en suite cluster flats and 20 self-contained studio flats, located close to …

Cambridge | Science Park | 40,000 sq ft

Cambridge – Science Park
Existing 40,000 sq ft office building with development potential. Acquired off-market for a UK Institution.

Cambridge | Science Park | 16,000 sq ft

Cambridge – 296 Cambridge Science Park
Single Let office building 16,000 sq ft. New lease. Acquired off-market for a UK Institution for £4.15 million in 2013.

Cambridge | Office Investment and Redevelopment Opportunity

Cambridge – Unit 270 Cambridge Science Park
Rare office investment and redevelopment opportunity on Cambridge Science Park – 38,657 sq ft with car parking. Refurbish or redevelopment subject to necessary consents. Sold …

Cambridge | Multi-Let Retail Parade

Multi-Let retail parade in an established retail and leisure location.

Cambridge | Retail / Office Premises

Shop/Office premises in an established retail position.

Cambridge | Prime Freehold Shop Unit

Cambridge – Sidney Street
Prime Freehold shop unit. Sold on behalf of a private client.

Cambridge | Prime Freehold Multi-let Office

Prime Freehold 6,400 sq ft multi-let office. Sold on behalf of a private client.

Cambridge | Restaurant Investment

‘Michelin Star’ restaurant investment in city centre.

Cambridge | Office Development Funding

Asset Management
Headlease negotiations completed to enable a new 40,000 sq ft office building development to begin, pre-let in Cambridge Science Park. On behalf of a UK …