Delivering more brand new council homes

As part of our strategy to utilise under-used parcels of City Council land, we have completed our Colville Garages site to provide three, brand new two bedroom council rented homes with off-street parking.

Colville Garages is located at the Colville Road garage site in the Cherry Hinton Ward, which sits at the centre of an existing housing development. It was identified for redevelopment as part of the Council’s land audit and has been built simultaneously with our other garages sites to deliver new council homes at Queen’s Meadow, Markham Close, Wulfstan Way and Gunhild Way.

Cllr Richard Johnson, Executive Councillor for Housing for Cambridge City Council and CIP board member comments,

“As a partnership we are committed to building at least 500 brand new council homes by March 2022 from a mixed portfolio of sites including garage and garden infills sites. It is wonderful to see this piece of land being used to provide new council homes for local people.”

The homes at Colville Garages have been designed by Mole Architects and have a number of sustainable features including photovoltaic solar panels, reduced water consumption and a 19% reduction in carbon emission. There is also cycle storage.

Tom Hill, Regional Director for Hill said,

“We are delighted to see residents moving into their new homes at Colville Garages. The completion of this site along with Anstey Way and Queen’s Meadow has meant we have been able to deliver 61 much needed high quality council homes to the City so far this year. With strict guidelines still in place across all our sites, I would like to thank everyone involved in working hard to safely deliver these projects.”