CGI of the proposed development

The project has been developed by Marick Real Estate, in collaboration with Cambridge City Council, and Staycity as well as through consultation with relevant stakeholders and the community.

Marick Management Limited

Marick Management Limited is a Marick Real Estate company. Marick is the developer at Park Street. Marick is an experienced property development company with a proven track record in the accommodation and commercial property sectors. Marick has expertise in development management, programme management, project management, quantity surveying, accountancy, finance and FCA regulated activities.

Marick has strong relationships with key groups across the development spectrum, including accommodation operators, contractors, sub-contractors, specialist manufacturers, and major equity and debt funders;

We believe in robust control of the development management process from inception to completion. Whether dealing with direct development or providing true development management on behalf of third parties, our aim is to add real value from inception to completion;

This attitude has seen us lead the way to many industry innovations that are now standard practice;

We have been involved in a number of innovative funding transactions for developments which have viability or other funding challenges;

Our employees are central to our business. Our employees are accredited, trained and authorised by organisations including  RICS, ICAEW, FCA, CIOB and CSCS.

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Our Partners

Cambridge City Council

Cambridge City Council owns the Park Street site and has operated the site as a public car park since the 1960s and will continue to do so moving forwards.

Cambridge City Council selected Marick Real Estate as the Developer to redevelop the Park Street multi-storey car park in the city centre. Marick and Cambridge City Council have worked very closely together since early 2019 in developing this scheme.

Marick and Gilbert-Ash are working to build the new car park to the council’s specifications which were provided to Marick in 2019. Marick has been working with the Council in developing this design and the layouts.

The Council will retain the ownership of the car park site (including the hotel) and will manage and operate the public car park upon completion.

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Marick has partnered with the operator, Staycity Group (“Staycity”) is the leading independent Aparthotel operator in Ireland, the UK and Europe:

  • Staycity currently operates 3,000 rooms across 20 locations;
  • The company launched the Wilde Aparthotel brand in March 2018 in central London; with other locations currently in development;
  • Staycity has identified Cambridge as one of their key UK locations;
  • This Aparthotel is a Premium brand which is looking to attract leisure and business guests who will enjoy the City’s many cultural and historic attractions as well as its restaurants, pubs, cafes, shops, and businesses.

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Further Project Team


Gilbert-Ash is Employed by Marick as the Main Contractor, which involves the overseeing and managing the procurement, logistics and construction of the entire Park Street redevelopment.

Gilbert-Ash is an experienced and prize winning contractor (Sterling Prize winner, and shortlisted four times for the Sterling Prize). With 190 employees and a strong financial covenant Gilbert-Ash is an innovative and results driven construction partner, headquartered in the UK.

Gilbert-Ash has extensive experience of working on challenging engineering projects, deep basements, ground condition management, archaeology and delivery of hotels.

Gilbert-Ash has a good track record working in Cambridge, with a recent project with Jesus College (involving basement construction and archaeology) and a recently completed high quality Aparthotel scheme in North Cambridge.

Gilbert-Ash will have an ongoing site management presence throughout the works and will be the main point of contact for local stakeholders.

There is a community engagement strategy initially led by Marick, which Gilbert-Ash will take forwards with Marick in close support.

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John F Hunt

The name John F Hunt was first established in the 1930’s as a Blacksmiths under the name Joseph Hunt & Sons of Diss Street, Hackney. The Company continued to develop and trade quite successfully as Fabricators & Engineers until the early 1980’s when recession took its toll.

John F Hunt Demolition was formed by John Hall in 1982 primarily concentrating on Demolition & Industrial Dismantling, growing rapidly to become one of the leading demolition contractors in the UK today.

Since the late 1980’s John F Hunt Demolition expanded operations to encompass many related activities such as Robotic Demolition, Temporary Works, Civil Engineering and Pre Construction Advice. The Demolition division now sits alongside the Asbestos Removal and Concrete Cutting divisions under the main company, John F Hunt Ltd.

John F Hunt is undertaking the demolition and ground works on Park Street.

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Dexter Moren Associates

Dexter Moren Associates has been engaged by Marick as the project Architect. Moving forwards Dexter Moren Associates will be working closely with Gilbert-Ash on developing the Construction design and information.

Dexter Moren are an award-winning hotel, hospitality & residential specialist architects & interior designers based in London.

Over the last 30 years in business Dexter Moren have established a world renowned reputation in the hotel sector. Today we bring the same combination of design, commercial and human understanding that made us known in hotels to everything we do.

We provide an individual approach to each project; we are passionate, commercially astute and committed to producing beautiful buildings that respond to location & context.

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MPS Consultants Ltd

MPS Consultants Ltd has been engaged by Marick to provide Project Management, Employer’s Agent and Quantity Surveying consultancy services on the Park Street redevelopment.  

MPS is a team of experienced professionals with a highly successful track record on projects throughout the UK; delivering both speculative and turn-key projects for developers, funds and end-users across the industrial, commercial and residential sectors

We pride our delivery service and ensure our team are fully engaged on the day-to-day management of our projects to assist our clients in realising their project’s programme, cost and quality objectives.

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Byrne Looby

Byrne Looby is the Structural, Civil and Geotechnical Engineer on the project. Moving forwards Byrne Looby will be working closely with Gilbert-Ash on developing the Construction design and information.

We are an award-winning international engineering firm.

Our highly skilled engineers take a complex problem and use critical thinking to navigate a path past any obstacles. With a team comprising specialists across ten different sectors, we have the expertise necessary to contend with challenging assignments.

We are seasoned in tackling the unique complications presented by each project and we collaborate to design ingenious solutions at the frontline of industry best practice.

Byrne Looby has extensive experience in deep basements, challenging ground and water conditions and designing works in sensitive locations.

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Hoare Lea LLP

Hoare Lea are an award-winning engineering consultancy with a creative team of engineers, designers, and technical specialists. We provide innovative solutions to complex engineering and design challenges for buildings.

Hoare Lea was engaged by Marick in 2019 to provide initial Mechanical, Electrical and Public Health (MEPH) advice as well as Air Quality reporting and Sustainability calculations and reporting. Hoare Lea has designed and provided Marick’s Employer’s Requirements for Gilbert-Ash in this regard.

Hoare Lea will be retained to monitor the delivery of the MEPH and Sustainability on behalf of Marick.

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Mills & Reeve

Mills & Reeve (M&R) is a national, full service, top 50 UK law firm renowned for providing outstanding service to national and international clients.

We pride ourselves on our collaborative culture and our deep breadth of sector expertise. With over 140 real estate lawyers, we are one of the largest real estate teams in the UK.

M&R advised Marick on the Development Agreement with the Council, the Agreement for Lease with Staycity and the many ancillary agreements needed to enable works to start.  M&R also advised on the building contract with Gilbert-Ash plus the appointments for the rest of the professional team.

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Point2 Surveyors

Point2 Surveyors has been engaged by Marick to provide Party Wall, Rights of Light, Schedule of Condition (SoC) surveys to adjoining properties, precautionary SoC of the Public Highway and Neighbourly Matters services on the project.

Founded in 2014 by seven senior industry figures, Point 2 has quickly grown to become the award winning, market-leading consultancy we are proud to be today. Specialising in the field of Daylight, Sunlight and Rights to Light, we boast the largest dedicated technical and consultancy team in the country.

Alongside the subject of light, Point 2 provides specialist Party Wall and Neighbourly Matters advice. Our agile Party Wall and Rights to Light teams regularly join forces. Providing coordinated strategic advice on managing the development and construction phases and ensuring smooth navigation and seamless delivery of a development project.

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Headland and RSK

RSK has been engaged by Marick to provide Archaeology consultancy services on the Park Street project and will remain with Marick to monitor and report on the Archaeology investigations. 

Headland (part of the RSK Group) has been engaged by Gilbert-Ash as the specialist Archaeology contractor on the project. Headland drafted and agreed the Written Scheme of Investigation (WSI) with the Cambridge City Council. Headland will lead the investigations on site and produce the journal information following the findings.

Headland is a registered Organisation with the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists (CIfA) and has been part of the RSK Group since 2019. The company was founded in Edinburgh in 1996. There are 5 + UK offices, with approximately 200 full time staff.

Headland is also an Historic Environment Service Provider recognised by Institute for Historic Building Conservation (IHBC).

RSK has also undertaken all of the ground, environmental water and gas investigations on the site for Marick.

Headland and RSK have a good industry reputation for working on challenging projects such as Park Street.

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