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6 June 2023

Sustainable new homes launch at Waterbeach, Cambridge

Five star housebuilder Stonebond is delighted to have launched its exciting collection of sustainable new homes at Waterbeach in Cambridge. Stonebond at Waterbeach forms the gateway to the pioneering new community by Urban&Civic, which is transforming the former barracks and airfield at Waterbeach . The development will provide 6,500 homes designed to create a thriving community just outside the city centre. With sustainability, biodiversity and nature at the heart of the transformation, Waterbeach provides a neighbourhood rich in heritage, ecology and opportunity.

As the first housebuilding partner on site, Stonebond is providing 89 homes including apartments and houses, ranging in size from one to four bedrooms. Situated on entry to the new development, Stonebond at Waterbeach offers residents with high quality homes inspired by and connected to its surroundings and past. The homes are arranged in mews and terraced styles and include detached villas overlooking a beautiful communal green open space. Each property has a high-quality specification, carefully considered layouts and a clear focus on incorporating sustainable additions.

Robert Wilkinson, Managing Director at Stonebond comments: “We are incredibly excited to have now launched our new development, Stonebond at Waterbeach. The wider Waterbeach scheme is phenomenal and the location of these homes, with the fantastic lifestyle on offer, is exceptional. The development looks to the future in terms of its sustainability attributes, sense of community and incorporation of nature into residents’ daily lives.  We are seeing strong levels of interest from prospective buyers and look forward to welcoming more people to our interactive marketing suite, show home and apartment.”

Stonebond at Waterbeach is set in a rich landscape of established woodland around a 23 acre lake providing the optimum natural surroundings whilst inviting homeowners to live amongst wildlife and ecology.  The development, which is just three miles away from the Cambridge Science Park is well connected with a direct cycle route currently being upgraded along the historic Mere Way with a cycle bridge over the A10 due to be installed later this year.  Furthering the focus on eco-transport, electric car charging points are provided to all houses and extensive pedestrian routes make sustainable travel an easy and accessible feat; frequent shuttle buses will also connect the new homes to Waterbeach rail station and Milton Park & Ride.

Rebecca Britton, Regional Director – Communications, Communities and Partnerships at Urban&Civic comments: “We are excited to be launching our first homes at Waterbeach with Stonebond: and the great design of the homes – and their sustainability features – nestle brilliantly into the natural setting of the ponds, woodlands and play areas which are fundamental to the lifestyle this unique place will offer first residents. With the first school and shop a short walk or scoot away, and the lake ready for waterside walks, we can’t wait to welcome people to Waterbeach”.

The development offers more than homes but a new way of life with a collection of both existing and planned new local amenities, entertainment venues and educational facilities, particularly suited to families with children. Heron’s Preschool is situated on the development whilst additional early years, primary, secondary and further education facilities are being rolled out within the development over the next few years – starting with Deneia Primary Academy, run by Anglian Learning Trust.  Outside of education, children can burn energy at the 25 upcoming play areas, which includes the Wild Woods  play area ready for first residents, as well as making use of the sports hall and studio, which already runs sporting groups, as well as yoga, Zumba and other courses for the young at heart of all ages.  Waterbeach also has its own monthly Community Market already up and running with stalls for local produce, artisan gifts, jewellery and crafts.

With a community building with health clinic, , and a shop and cafe, all coming forward within the first phase, ahead of the future town centre, Waterbeach  will provide the very best of a connected and thriving neighbourhood where everything is on the doorstep.

Stepping outside the dynamic community, residents can access Cambridge centre which is 20 minutes drive away or a swift 11 minutes from Waterbeach train station. The world-renowned destination has something for everyone, from its beautiful waterside setting which sees punters glide past, through the eccentric entertainment venues, to a choice of three bustling shopping centres.

Public transport options are extensive, with a Sustainable Travel Hub to encourage residents to make use of the many sustainable services available, including the regular shuttle buses to Waterbeach Station which provides connections to Stansted Airport in 57 minutes and London in a little over an hour. Bikes, e-bikes and scooter hire are available as well as carpool options. The Milton Park & Ride is also available and for those travelling by car, the A14 and M11 links residents to the M25.

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