Ashwell has got the green light for its revised plans for the £800m Cb1 development in Cambridge.

The city’s planning committee granted planning permission for the Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners masterplan on the 26-acre site following two years of public consultation.

The site is around Cambridge’s Station Road area and the masterplan includes over 570,000 sq ft of offices; 331 residential units; student accommodation for 1,250 Anglia Ruskin University students; a 120-bed hotel; a new station square, transport interchange and station concourse; 56,000 sq ft of retail; and community facilities.

Sven Topel, group development and investment director of Ashwell, said: ‘With the Masterplan for this strategic site now approved the city of Cambridge is a significant step closer to getting the world-class gateway it deserves.’

David Tannahill, Network Rail commercial development manager, said: ‘Over the past two years we have worked closely with Ashwell to create a scheme that will deliver significant improvements to Cambridge station, benefiting the local community and passengers.

‘These improvements are the direct result of consultation with our rail industry partners. We can now move forward with this scheme with Ashwell.’

Ashwell will now draw up detailed designs for a series of detailed planning applications.