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22 September 2022

First newsletter for Waterbeach released

Welcome to the latest e-News on the development of the former barracks and airfield at Waterbeach

As Waterbeach Barracks moves from planning to delivery – with the first residents due to set up home here from Spring next year – find out how the development is progressing, and about new and upgraded facilities available as well as events onsite and in the surrounding communities.


Strong foundations

Work is continuing apace with Stonebond’s 89 homes, which are well underway and we’re looking forward to the show area being unveiled later this year.

A10 cycling and footpath improvements

Work is progressing on the shared use pathway running alongside the A10 from Denny End Road to Ely Road, Milton. The team from Breheny Civil Engineering has made exceptional progress and successfully installed a toucan crossing at Car Dyke Road, ahead of schedule, which is designed to improve safety and crossing options on the A10.

New archaeology exhibition launched at Denny Abbey

After the success of last year’s event, we are hosting an archaeology exhibition at Denny Abbey Farmland Museum, in conjunction with Oxford Archaeology East, to update on the latest findings now that archaeological fieldwork is complete. You can find out more about some of the amazing artefacts uncovered to date and to find out more about the work of the team you can also see the latest archaeology section of our website.

Creative talent celebrated

After two years away, Summer at the Beach returned to Waterbeach Barracks over the first three weekends of July. Based in the evocative and distinctive ‘Terraces’ space – used by the military as hangars for fire trucks in the 1940s – this year’s event provided an eclectic mix of high-quality art, food, music and culture – as well as a giant sunflower!

Eco-Primary academy proposed at Waterbeach

The proposals for the first primary academy at Waterbeach have been announced by Cambridgeshire County Council. The new school will be called Deneia Primary Academy and will be a part of Anglian Learning, a multi academy school trust based in East Anglia. The school will form a key part of the development of the former barracks and airfield and will open from September 2024 with places across all year groups.

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