Cambridge 2000: East Road: Parkside Terrace
old Cambridge fire station
had a large footprint and its redevelopment allowed most
of that area to be converted into housing, with Grosvenor
being the developer.
The tall tower, Parkside Terrace, is the prominent building
in the development.
It is curved along the East Road side, and tapered on Parkside,
to fit in with the line of the pavement. This makes the interior
space less useful on that side. The floor at the top is entirely
one penthouse flat, and has good views, at the narrow end, over
but unfortunately it is also right on top of one of the busiest
junctions in the city, not to mention being located next to the
To the right, in the photo, is the less prominent Petersfield
House. Behind that, away from the main road, is Chester House,
and located over the
new fire station,
at the left in the photo,
is Parkside House. There are 99 flats in total, of which 39
are "affordable". There is a small courtyard in between the
blocks, and some car parking underneath.
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