Markham Close marks the completion of our garages sites

The final site, which forms part of the City Council’s strategy to use under-utilised parcels of land for brand new council homes, has been completed at Markham Close, Cambridge.

Markham Close is located in the Kings Hedges ward of the city and features five brand new one bedroom council rent flats with off street parking. Designed by architect, Rock Townsend the homes are energy efficient and include a number of sustainable features such as photovoltaic solar panels, reduced water consumption and a reduction in carbon emissions.

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

“Markham Close marks the completion of our city-wide strategy to use parcels of land that offer the potential to be developed to provide much needed council homes for local residents. As a partnership we have been able to progress five of these garage sites which have created 15 new council homes in the past six months.

“We are continuing to build new private sale and council housing on a number of sites across the city as part of its commitment to deliver more than 500 new council homes to the city by March 2022. The council will also continue to look for under-utilised pieces of land to support its new council housing developments.”

Tom Hill, Regional Director for Hill comments;

“These garages sites have formed an important part of our build strategy to create new homes on sites that were either disused or being used as a source of anti-social behaviour.

“There is a real need for more housing in Cambridge and it is wonderful to see new residents moving into their brand new homes here as well as recently at Queen’s Meadow, Wulfstan Way, Colville Garages and Gunhild Way.”

Markham Close Completion