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Award-winning housebuilder Hill and Cambridge company Marshall are celebrating the upcoming launch of Marleigh, their new neighbourhood on Newmarket Road in the city, and are inviting you to take part in a fortnight of pop-up events.

Marleigh is being built by Hill
Marleigh is being built by Hill

The programme of pop-ups will be running from Thursday, February 20 for two weeks and has something for all ages.

The fortnight will kick off with Cambridge United FC’s assistant head coaches, and first-team players. This will provide the younger generation of wannabe Cambridge football players with the opportunity to quiz the team on their game plan, and even challenge them to a match of table football.

For the creatives among us, Hill and Marshall have arranged a series of arts and crafts events for all ages, run by artists with an affiliation to Cambridgeshire.

Marleigh lies off Newmarket Road in Cambridge
Marleigh lies off Newmarket Road in Cambridge

This includes a session with artist and children’s author, Elena Arevalo Melville, who will be working with the children to create their vision of a new community of the future, while renowned sculptor Matthew Lane Sanderson is challenging you to get creative with string art.

For the budding florists attending, there will also be a Wild Rosamund workshop where people can learn to make their own wild and natural hand-tied bouquets using unusual British-grown spring flowers and foliage. Those who prefer cacti over flowers can attend a workshop with Cambridge-based Small and Green to make their own succulent arrangement to take home.

For those seeking interior design ideas for their new home, Suna Interior Design will be hosting a pop-up to talk about the inspiration for their show home designs, as well as share insights on the latest interior trends and tips. Attendees will also get a sneak-preview of the show homes, led by the award-winning interior design consultancy.

Yoga sessions are on offer
Yoga sessions are on offer

The pop-ups wouldn’t be complete without a taster session from CAMYOGA, whose aim is to improve the health and wellbeing of the people of Cambridge.

The sessions include Yoga, Pilates and Barre classes, with time afterwards to relax with a cup of coffee and ask the instructors questions.

And finally for wine enthusiasts, there will be a fun and interactive wine tasting event. A blind tasting and quiz will allow attendees to taste a number of high-quality wines, with Mark Anstead of Cambridge Wine School teaching about the varieties throughout the evening.

The first 150 homes at Marleigh will include one and two-bedroom apartments, two-bedroom coach houses, and three and four-bedroom houses – perfect for first-time buyers, families and downsizers.

The market square in phase one of the Marleigh development
The market square in phase one of the Marleigh development

The show apartment will be available to view when the sales and marketing suite opens on Saturday, March 21.

Andy Hill of Hill Marshall LLP said: “As two like-minded family firms who are committed to cementing Cambridge’s reputation as one of the best cities to live in the UK, we are thrilled to be launching our new homes at Marleigh in March. To celebrate, we are hosting a fortnight of pop-ups.

“From yoga sessions and interior design talks to challenging the players of Cambridge United FC to a game of table football, there is something for all to enjoy during the fortnight and we look forward to welcoming everyone to Marleigh later this month.”

The new neighbourhood at Marleigh has been designed by award-winning architects Pollard Thomas Edwards, working with landscape architect Robert Meyer, to incorporate a strong focus on the new residents’ wellbeing and happiness.

The homes at Marleigh are being constructed to the highest standard of design, while remaining sympathetic to Cambridge’s heritage architecture.

A bedroom at Marleigh
A bedroom at Marleigh

Each of the homes will include private gardens, balconies or terraces, and will have access to new cycle and woodland walking routes, green open spaces and allotment gardens.

Once complete, Marleigh will also play host to a two-form entry primary school, sports pitches, a community centre, nursery, shops, cafés and a market square.

The new homes at Marleigh will be launching on Saturday, March 21. To register your interest or find out more about the development, visit marleigh-cambridge.co.uk or follow them on Instagram - @marleighCB5.

Marleigh is located on Newmarket Road, Cambridge, CB5 8AA. The entrance to the marketing suite is adjacent to the petrol station and car parking is available opposite the petrol station.

Marleigh, a new development in Cambridge
Marleigh, a new development in Cambridge

Marleigh@CB5 pop-up events schedule

  • Thursday, February 20, 2-4pm - Cambridge United
  • Friday, February 21 (11am-1pm children; 3-5.30pm adults) – Arts & Crafts Session
  • Saturday, February 22 (10.30am-1pm; 2-4.30pm) – String Art Workshop
  • Wednesday, February 26 (10am-2.30pm) – Yoga, Pilates and Barre
  • Thursday, February 27 (7-9pm) – Wine Tasting (over-18s only)
  • Friday, February 28 (10.30am-1.30pm – Wild & Wonderful Spring Bouquet
  • Monday, March 2 (10.30am-12.30pm) – Interior Design with Suna
  • Tuesday, March 3 (10.30am-12.30pm) – Succulent Arranging
  • Wednesday, March 4 (10am-2.30pm) – Yoga, Pilates and Barre

For more on these events, visit the Marleigh website.

Phase one of the Marleigh development
Phase one of the Marleigh development


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