Local Councillor opens new sales suite at Cromwell Road

We are delighted to have recently welcomed Lewis Herbert, Leader of Cambridge City Council to open the sales and marketing suite for private homes at Cromwell Road, our largest scheme to date.

Located in the heart of Cambridge City, the development is delivering 295 new homes, 177 of which will be available through private sale and 118 as brand new council homes.

The former merchant’s site will be transformed into an exciting new development that will see much needed quality homes provided, including one- and two-bedrooms apartments and three- and four-bedroom houses. Creating a cohesive community is at the heart of the development and this scheme will also see the development of a new community centre and nursery, along with open spaces and play equipment for families to enjoy.

Great attention has been placed on the architecture, creating a distinctive look that reflects the area’s industrial heritage. Drawing on the site’s former usage as Ridgeon’s timber yard which dates back over 100 years, the brickwork includes a striking mix of light and colour tones to represent the textual quality of the sawn and stacked timber, with the façade of each brick adapted to look like the grain typically found on timber.

These homes will all be built in line with the Cambridge Sustainable Housing Design Guide which exceeds national policy guidelines and will incorporate a number of sustainable features including; green roofs on apartment blocks, photovoltaic panels on the roofs of houses and apartments, a sustainable urban drainage system incorporated into the landscape and denser insulation and wall thickness to minimise heat loss and reduce energy bills for residents.

All of the council rented homes on the development will be constructed to the same high efficiency levels and the whole project will be tenure blind.

Councillor Lewis Herbert, Leader of Cambridge City Council comments:

“This development has been thoughtfully designed as a wonderful new community with a stunning open space at its heart, plus a nursery and community space on site. It will provide top quality new homes for over 170 households looking to buy a place near central Cambridge in vibrant Romsey ward. In addition, it adds 118 vital extra council homes that are badly needed at affordable rents by local Cambridge people.

“We are so proud of our work with Hill, building out partnership sites across Cambridge, a first rate, highly regarded and expert housebuilder. People should come and have a look at the show home and they’ll see the quality of the homes already finished, and the determination from Hill and the council that quality continues until the last home is completed and the last bit of lawn and shrubbery is green and flourishing.”

Tom Hill, Director at Hill said:

“This is a huge milestone for Cambridge Investment Partnership, as we open up the sales and marketing suite. These private homes are what enables us to continue delivering quality housing across the City, and we’re looking forward to welcoming potential buyers. The sales suite includes two show homes, which are exact replicas of the apartments and houses available to buy.

“It’s been fantastic to have such strong support from local Councillors and we look forward to delivering many more homes thorough this great partnership in the future.”