Cambourne Business Park

Cambourne Business Park

Installation of two large hand-tufted wool rugs by the artist Yve Houghton at Cambourne Business Park.

Joint developers Wrenbridge and Development Securities are initiating a strategy for the integration of contemporary art in the built environment. Art Contact’s initial brief from Peter Jarman of Wrenbridge was to commission abstract artworks, which would bring individuality and colour to the large reception areas of the two main buildings.
Two works, both in 16mm wool pile were produced: A wall-hanging diptych 8 metres high and a floor rug 4 metres by 3 metres.

“The rugs help to provide a stylish working atmosphere, and we are delighted with the result” comments Jarman.

In addition, advised by Virginia Grub of Art Contact, the Business Park has acquired a collection of paintings and framed abstract limited editions and monoprints, on a rental scheme allowing change after an initial period. Local Cambridge painter Charlotte Cornish is represented in building 2030 with a large vibrant abstract oil on canvas and a series of screenprints.

Other artists on display include Stephen Bartlett and “the grand old man of English abstract printmaking”, Albert Irvin.
The inclusion of the colour, individuality and aesthetic impact of well-chosen contemporary artworks is contributing to Cambourne Business Park’s success as a working environment second to none in the region.


  • Object – Source, select and supply artworks to offices in Cambourne
  • Client – Cambourne Business Park
  • Sector – Corporate
  • Location – Cambourne, Cambridge
  • Status – Completed


  • Consultation
  • Strategy
  • Planning
  • Community Arts
  • Art Selection
  • Commissioning
  • Project Management
  • Rental
  • Framing & Display
  • Art Handling
  • Transportation
  • Installation

“The rugs help to provide a stylish working atmosphere, and we are delighted with the result” “Art Contact's rental scheme has been a great source for some of our projects where we only require flexible short-term rentals to enhance the building.”

Peter Jarman of Wrenbridge