An equal partnership between Cambridge City Council and The Hill Group


Campkin Road

Project description

The Council is committed to maximising affordable housing in the city. This project demonstrates how the investment partnership model makes this possible. At Campkin Road, CIP replaced 32 post war aging flats which are no longer fit for purpose with 75 new homes. 100% are affordable, contributing to the Council’s 500 Council Home Programme. The Council successfully rehoused residents during Covid to enable this scheme to start on site.

Site Address:67 - 97A Campkin Road Cambridge Cambridgeshire CB4 2NP
Total New Homes:75 affordable including four houses and 71 apartments alongside landscaping and a new community centre
Adapted Homes:4
Grant Funding:£70m Devolution Grant

Build Programme

Demolition & remediation:Q3 2020
Start on site construction:Q4 2021
First new homes complete:Q1 2023
Community facility complete:Q1 2023
Build completion:Q3 2023

Public Art:

Artist Hermione Spriggs worked with the pupils at Grove Primary School to explore the origin of King’s Hedges and the role hedges played in shaping the physical landscape and cultural identity of the area. Her research informed the artwork featured at Campkin Road.

Wider Benefits

  • Much-needed housing, replacing poor quality homes
  • Highly sustainable development with gas free housing and extensive green biodiverse roofs
  • Additional landscaping and play equipment to retained public parks, communal garden for residents
  • £50,000 towards local play areas, parks, sports centres
  • £10,000 towards local health facilities
  • Highly sustainable new community centre and associated garden area
  • Campkin Road artist's impression
    Campkin Road artist's impression