Case Study: A place where employment Opportunities have increased THE CAMBRIDGE – SCIENCE PARK Key Ideas: 3.1 How might changing technology affect employment patterns? 3.2 In what other ways can future employment opportunities for different groups of people be affected?
Starting Point: Employment changes in South Wales. Why have job opportunities reduced in Ebbw Vale?
Established 1970 by Trinity College Cambridge University To counteract the ‘Brain Drain’ Low density development. Like a Park with trees and water 50%+ of workers have degrees Near countryside R&D medical, computers,Lasers, Graphic design Sports and leisure and creche facilities Villages and ‘posh’ houses nearby Over 150 companies
Good facilities in nearby … Closely linked with the excellence of … Attractive site impresses … Pleasant housing in nearby … Links with university departments for … Attractions of Cambridge Science Park Close to Stansted Airport for … Highly qualified / skilled … Close to M11 and M25 motorways so … Greenfield site so room for … Multiplier Effect from links with …
Problems the Science Park has brought to Cambridge Cambourne is a new settlement of 3,300 homes with shops, schools and sporting facilities