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Timber Works, a new community inspired by the site’s history as a timber yard and sawmill, will be unveiled on Saturday (October 31) with a collection of contemporary one and two-bedrooms apartments and three and four-bedroom houses the first to launch.

CGI of Timber Works, Cromwell Road, Cambridge (42860722)
CGI of Timber Works, Cromwell Road, Cambridge (42860722)

The first properties unveiled by housebuilder Hill form part of the wider 295-home development at Cromwell Road in Cambridge. This new neighbourhood is tailored to encourage community interaction, with a 50-place nursery and landscaped central park that give plentiful opportunities for neighbours to come together.

Great attention has been placed on the design at Timber Works, creating a distinctive look that reflects the area’s industrial heritage. Drawing on the site’s former use as Ridgeons’ timber yard which dates back more than 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.

CGI of Timber Works, Cromwell Road, Cambridge - on the market with Hill (42860811)
CGI of Timber Works, Cromwell Road, Cambridge - on the market with Hill (42860811)

Every property will feature elegant interiors, calm neutral tones and large windows which maximise natural light inside. Stylish and contemporary kitchens are designed to complement each individual house type and include energy-efficient appliances, while bathrooms feature stylish vanity tops and matching bath panels along with Hansgrohe taps and showers. Underfloor heating is incorporated into each apartment and to the ground floor of the houses, providing comfort to homeowners during the colder months.

Located on the doorstep of many of the houses, residents can spend time discovering the impressive central park, while the 49.3-hectare Coldham's Common and its wildlife trail are just a four-minute cycle away. For those who prefer spending time in their own outdoor space, each home at Timber Works will include either a private garden, balcony, terrace or winter garden.

Residents who want to reduce their carbon footprint have access to electric car-charging points, and cycle stores are likely to prove popular with Cambridge’s market square around a a 10-minute cycle away. Timber Works is also just a three-minute cycle from Mill Road, a vibrant stretch of independent cafes, quirky shops and restaurants. The road includes eateries and shops such as Vanderlyle, Scott’s All Day and 5 Blends, the Mill Road Butchers, the Relevant Record Shop, and Timber Work’s sister development, Ironworks.

The homes are an eight-minute cycle from Cambridge station, offering direct trains to London King’s Cross and Liverpool Street. For keen walkers and cyclists, Timber Works is also near the Chisholm Trail, which will prioritise the safety of cyclists and pedestrians by providing a mostly off-road and traffic-free route between the railway station and Cambridge North station.

Rebecca Littler, group sales and marketing director at Hill, says: “Our latest new homes in Cambridge are inspired by the site’s historic setting, which saw four generations of the Ridgeon family grow their timber business.

“We’re now excited to see first-time buyers, families, couples and downsizers alike put down roots here at Timber Works and watch as it transforms into a thriving community, complete with a nursery and green open spaces where residents can enjoy meeting their neighbours.

“As our new homes are just a short walk from both the city centre and Cambridge’s sought-after Mill Road that offers a treasure trove of independent restaurants, boutiques and coffee shops, we know that our residents will love living here.”

CGI of Timber Works, Cromwell Road, Cambridge (42860707)
CGI of Timber Works, Cromwell Road, Cambridge (42860707)

Delivered by the Cambridge Investment Partnership (CIP), a partnership between Cambridge City Council and Hill, Timber Works will have 177 homes for private sale, comprising one and two-bedroom apartments, and two, three and four-bedroom houses.

Prices for one-bedroom apartments start from £304,950, and from £659,950 for the three-bedroom houses.

To arrange a viewing or for further information, visit timberworks-cambridge.co.uk or call 01223 869139.

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