Lakewood Cambridge - Ignite Architects | ArchiPro

Lakewood Cambridge

The design for Lakewood Cambridge has created an enticing destination that showcases the best of Cambridge’s renowned heritage character and Lake Te Ko Utu’s natural beauty.

The mixed-use development offers a special combination of waterfront dining, spacious public areas nestled into the woods, boutique apartment and retail offerings, convenient services and entertainment experiences.


Lakewood Cambridge will cover three hectares of bare land off Queen Street, and overlook Lake Te Ko Utu. It has been designed to complement Cambridge's existing character and more effectively connect the lake with the town.


The centrepiece of the development will be the food and beverage building, The Stables. This focal point has been designed to dovetail with the character of wider Cambridge. It will feature a high vaulted ceiling and open directly onto public seating areas that overlook the lake.

The Barns will provide large format retail and have been designed to be both practical and attractive. The all-encompassing shopping environment will attract retail visitors and entice them to stay, translating into higher revenues for retailers

Two heritage-designed blocks, Lakewood Lodge and Lakewood Pavilions, will house street-level retail, along with a motel and apartments on the upper levels, overlooking the lake.

The Pavilions will provide an attractive mix of spaces dedicated to both business and pleasure. The development will include premium tenancy options, architecturally designed apartments and 22 spacious lifestyle apartments with large decks overlooking Lake Te Ko Utu.

The Lodge will overlook the busy Lake Street entrance and offer premium retail space and flexible tenancy sizes. A public boulevard along the northern façade will connect with the lake reserve and public walking tracks.


Each of the buildings will reflect Cambridge's heritage, with different materials used on each block to reference various parts of the town's history.

Character bricks will mimic the town hall, while wooden barn-style buildings will link to Cambridge's strong equestrian industry.

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