Mill Road Summer is an umbrella brand to promote the Mill Road traders, the Mill Road community and the many events and activities happening while the Mill Road Bridge closed. Mill Road Summer is not the organiser of any events and has no responsibility for any activities that take place under this brand.
Mill Road Summer is an initiative purely about encouraging more trade and a wonderful street and community during the summer months during the closure. Mill Road Summer is not involved in any debate about any potential for future changes to Mill Road, which is a matter of long-term discussion amongst residents/traders/groups/councils over many years. Volunteers on Mill Road Summer have a range of views on this, and Mill Road Summer has no views itself.
Thank you to everyone who is helping to celebrate our Mill Road Summer:
Thank you to Govia Thameslink for providing financial support for Mill Road Summer promotion, events and activities.
Over Mill Road Bridge
Over Mill Road Bridge is a campaigning organisation set up in 2018 by Romsey & Petersfield Labour Party. Its original purpose was to campaign to mitigate the impact on both residents and traders of the closure of Mill Road Bridge in 2019 by Network Rail and Govia Thameslink. As stated in the Over Mill Road Bridge Constitution, the group is non-partisan: it is not associated with any political party.
Over Mill Road Bridge has since formed an unincorporated association with a committee to manage the financial and legal administration of Romsey events and activities taking place during the Mill Road Summer.
Camcycle (Cambridge Cycling Campaign)
Camcycle works for more, better and safer cycling, for all ages and abilities, in and around Cambridge. Camcycle’s ‘Vision for Mill Road‘ was published in 2018 and has captured the imagination of many in the community. (However, longer-term changes are not under consideration as part of Mill Road Summer.)
Camcycle has played a key role in campaigning to ensure pedestrian access will be maintained during the bridge works and continues to support the Mill Road Summer with the marketing, website, social media and volunteers.
A big thanks to our Parklet team:
5th Studio are a spatial design agency, working across the fields of architecture, urban design, infrastructure and landscape. Founded in Cambridge, we now also have offices in London and Oxford from where we work on streetscape and landscape projects, new and existing buildings, urban masterplans and larger-scale spatial strategies. Our studio is on Gwydir Street and we love Mill Road.
rhp is an award-winning and well-respected architectural practice, founded in 1974. rhp operates from studios in Brighton, London and Cambridge. We have extensive experience and expertise in designing a range of building types, and are committed to delivering high quality, flexible spaces regardless of size, budget, site constraints or procurement route.
Our core values are: designing for people, sustainability, diversity, and collaboration. We are therefore delighted to be involved in local creative collaborations like Mill Road Summer.
Feilden+Mawson is an architectural practice with an established reputation in heritage projects and innovative new build across the commercial and public sectors.
Since opening our doors in Cambridge over 20 years ago we have established, maintained and built a growing network of connections and clients throughout Cambridgeshire and the Eastern Region.
We provide a creative, inspiring and viable response to our clients’ needs and aspirations, designing spaces that are enjoyable, add value and are energy efficient with low lifecycle maintenance. We believe delightful architecture develops from a sense of place, and above all, the user experience and requirements.
For 40 years, LDA Design has held good to one single purpose: to make great places where people belong. We provide landscape-led masterplanning, design and planning services and follow the principles of ‘first life, then spaces, then buildings’. Whether the project is a park, port or a new urban district, we focus on the needs of people affected. We then design spaces which create opportunities for encounter and exchange. The consultancy has received over 100 awards for contemporary and historic parkland design, urban renewal and historic town centre improvements. We believe connecting people and place through landscape creates healthier and happier places to live. We are thrilled to be able to make the most of summer on Mill Road.
Neubau is an architecture, urban design practice and research think tank operating out of Cambridge and London. We pursue work that addresses multiple end users with a high social interaction value and a clear public dimension. Our work always aims to test the established and the conventional and explore the limits of the possible. Supporting our local community is of particular importance and relevance to our ethos and we are delighted to be involved in this effort to add a meaningful new social space on Mill Road this summer.
Footprint are proud to be supporting the Mill Road project.