Residents begin moving into Timberworks, Cromwell Road

15 September 2021

Cromwell Road

The first residents have started to move into Timberworks, Cromwell Road, our largest project to date which will eventually deliver 295 new homes, of which 118 will be brand new council rented homes. The former Ridgeons site will also include a nursery, landscaped central park and open spaces, play equipment, public art, parking for cars and bicycle parking including a basement car park and electric vehicle charging spaces for every house and 10% of the communal area. 


Tom Hill, Regional Director of Hill comments,

“We are extremely proud of the progress we have made on site and it’s been wonderful to see the first residents moving into the private sale homes at Timberworks. We are also looking forward to handing over the first brand new council homes later in the year.” 


Demand has been high for the new homes with already 50% of the one and two bedroom apartments at Mulberry Tree Building sold. Prices start from £318,950.


All of the council rented homes at Cromwell Road will be wheelchair accessible, with six of the units specially adapted for wheelchair users. Three of the homes will also be designated as ‘Housing First’ homes for people who had previously been vulnerably housed or homeless. 


The new homes will 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 roofs of houses and apartments, sustainable urban drainage system incorporated into the landscape and denser insulation and wall thickness to minimise heat loss and reduce energy bills.