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October 2018 news from Eddington

Posted Friday 26th October 2018

NEWS FROM EDDINGTON

IN THIS BULLETIN:

BBC film of Storey's Field Centre; Eddington Nursery opening; University of Cambridge Primary School research celebrated; Cambridge Jazz Festival at Eddington 

Please enjoy reading our latest news below.

For news and pictures of Eddington follow us on Twitter @eddington_camb

BBC FILM OF STOREY'S FIELD CENTRE AND EDDINGTON NURSERY

Everyone at Eddington and the Storey's Field Centre were honoured to be shortlisted for the RIBA Stirling Prize. It was announced this month that the award went to Bloomberg HQ in London.

Ahead of the Stirling Prize, the BBC and Architect’s Journal filmed at the Centre, producing films about the positive impact the Storey’s Field Centre and Eddington Nursery have had on the community.

You can watch these films of the Storey’s Field Centre and Eddington Nursery here.

EDDINGTON NURSERY OPENS ITS DOORS

The first children at Eddington's brand new nursery will be starting on Monday, October 29. 

The Eddington Nursery will give children the best possible learning environment from their earliest days in education.

Bright Horizons is operating the Eddington Nursery on behalf of the University of Cambridge. It is open to children of University staff and students as well as the wider community.

Read more.

EDDINGTON SCHOOL FEATURED IN RESEARCH HORIZONS

The University of Cambridge Primary School has been featured in the University’s research magazine, Research Horizons. 

Recently rated Outstanding by OFSTED, the school is the first, and still only, University Training School at primary level in the UK. 

Using a ground-breaking curriculum and innovative practice, the school informs education practice furthers research at Cambridge’s Faculty of Education.

Read more.

Free public tours of Eddington

There are public tours of Eddington, focusing on architecture and sustainability, available at on the second Saturday of every month.

Read more

Cambridge Jazz Festival at Eddington

Six jazz groups are coming to the Storey's Field Centre at Eddington as part of the Cambridge Jazz Festival next month.

Read more


September 2018 news from Eddington

Posted Thursday 27th September 2018

NEWS FROM EDDINGTON

IN THIS BULLETIN:

Open Eddington 2018 success; U Bus extends operating hours; remains of a Roman villa discovered at Eddington; Eddington website launch

Please enjoy reading our latest news below.

For news and pictures of Eddington follow us on Twitter @eddington_camb

OPEN EDDINGTON SUCCESS

Thousands of people came to Eddington to see the newest area of the city as part of the Open Cambridge weekend on 15 September 2018.

Approximately 3,000 people visited Open Eddington, taking part in over 25 different events led by the renowned architects, professionals, and development partners who have all contributed to creating this new place.

You can see a video about the day here.

Read more.

U BUS EXTENDS OPERATING HOURS

The Universal bus service which serves Eddington will be extended from next month.

A new timetable will see the addition of earlier and later buses on Mondays to Fridays, later buses on Saturdays and a new Sunday service.

The new timetable will come into effect from Saturday 6 October.

Read more.

ROMAN VILLA DISCOVERED AT EDDINGTON

The remains of a Roman villa are being excavated near Eddington.

The villa has been uncovered by the University’s Cambridge Archaeological Unit in a field next to the Madingley Road Park & Ride.

The excavation has revealed a rectangular Roman enclosure containing the outline of a ‘winged-type’ villa, along with a large aisled hall and other buildings.

Read more.

New look Eddington website

A new website to promote the activities and facilities at Eddington has been launched. Let us know what you think on social media

Read more.

Eddington Craft Beer Festival

Running from October 11-13 at the Storey's Field Centre, the first Eddington Craft Beer Festival will feature a range of local and national craft beers.

Read more.


August 2018 news from Eddington

Posted Thursday 30th August 2018

EDDINGTON UPDATE

As summer comes to a close Eddington is gearing up for the new academic year with the arrival of another intake of students to Swirles Court, additional residents moving in and the opening of the Eddington Nursery in the coming weeks and months. 

The Eddington team is also preparing for Open Eddington 2018, a fantastic day of public events including tours, architecture talks and archaeological digs on 15 September. You can get a flavour of Open Eddington on this short film.

Please enjoy reading our latest news below.

For news and pictures of Eddington follow us on Twitter @nwcambridge
 

OPEN EDDINGTON: SEPTEMBER 15, 2018
This year’s Open Cambridge weekend will once again showcase Cambridge’s new district, Eddington. 

The day includes over 25 different events led by the renowned architects, professionals, and development partners who have all contributed to creating Eddington.

The Open Cambridge weekend takes place on 14-15 September, with Open Eddington on Saturday 15 September 2018. 

Details on the dozens of events and how to book are available here.

CAMBRIDGE MP IS ‘GEARED UP‘ FOR EDDINGTON NUMBER CHALLENGE
Daniel Zeichner, MP for Cambridge, is gearing up to join the Eddington Number Challenge to help promote cycling amongst Cambridge residents.

Nearly 150 cyclists are taking part in the campaign, based around the Eddington number for cycling.

Your Eddington Number is the largest number of miles you have cycled or walked for a consistent number of individual days.

Click here to learn more and calculate your Eddington Number.


NEW PUBLIC ARTWORK AT EDDINGTON
A new public artwork at Eddington has been unveiled. Richard Of York Gave Battle In Vain, by David Batchelor, is in Community Square outside the Storey’s Field Centre at Eddington.

Learn more about the sculpture here.


NEW EDDINGTON WEBSITE COMING SOON
A new website to promote the activities and facilities at Eddington is coming soon.

We will be in touch with our new look website next month.


July 2018 news from Eddington

Posted Friday 27th July 2018

EDDINGTON UPDATE

While Eddington basks in the warm weather, things have been hotting up for the development, with dozens of new families arriving at the University's key worker housing for the summer.

Before the University of Cambridge Primary School broke up for the summer holidays it hosted Paralympian gold medallist Jonnie Peacock to launch the Active Kids holiday club. 

There has been plenty to celebrate, with the school being rated Outstanding by OFSTED and the Storey's Field Centre's official opening just days after it was shortlisted for the RIBA Stirling Prize.

Please enjoy reading our latest news from July below.

For news and pictures of Eddington follow us on Twitter @nwcambridge

CHILDREN’S FLAG PARADE CELEBRATES THE OFFICIAL OPENING OF THE STOREY’S FIELD CENTRE

On Friday 20 July, the Storey’s Field Centre, a new community centre and performing arts venue at Eddington, was officially opened by local school children with a stunning flag parade.

The opening was attended by 100 representatives from the University of Cambridge, Cambridge City Council and South Cambridgeshire District Council, alongside the wider community.

The highlight of the opening saw over 160 children parading around Eddington with flags they had designed.

Learn more about the opening here.

STIRLING PRIZE SHORTLIST SUCCESS

The Storey’s Field Centre and Eddington Nursery have been shortlisted for the 2018 RIBA Stirling Prize which recognises the best building in the UK.

The MUMA-designed building is on the shortlist of six after winning a National RIBA Award and three RIBA Regional awards for outstanding design: a RIBA East Award, the Sustainability Award and the RIBA East Building of the Year Award.

Read more about the Stirling Prize shortlist here.

EDDINGTON SCHOOL RATED OUTSTANDING

The University of Cambridge Primary School is celebrating after receiving its first OFSTED report.Inspectors found the school outstanding in all categories.

Headteacher, Dr. James Biddulph, said: "It is a privilege to lead such a dedicated and passionate team of educators. We are not the finished article…we never will be.”

The school, which has been open for three years at Eddington, is the first University Training Primary School in the UK.

Read more on the school's success here.

EDDINGTON NURSERY ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS

The nursery building is preparing to open in September 2018 as a facility for both the University and local community.

Apply and find out more by clicking here.

OPEN EDDINGTON SEPTEMBER 15

Dozens of events, tours and activities are taking place on the second Open Eddington on September 15.

For more information about the day and the Open Cambridge festival click here.


June 2018 news from Eddington

Posted Friday 29th June 2018

Development update

Eddington's residents are enjoying the summer weather, taking part in a series of activities and events on the development.

A tea party was held to celebrate the opening of Community Square which is outside the Storey's Field Centre. The Eddington playground and ping-pong table have instantly become popular with residents and visitors.

Our summer of cycling continues, with the Eddington Number Challenge and Eddington Cycling Festival, as well as more sporting events planned for later in the summer.

Please enjoy reading our latest news from June below.

For news and pictures of Eddington follow us on Twitter @nwcambridge

Eddington Cycling Festival success

Hundreds of cyclists came to Eddington for the first ever Eddington Cycling Festival.

The festival, held on June 9, saw more than 500 people attend the fun family-friendly day for residents and the wider Cambridge community.

Read more about the Eddington Cycling Festival here.

Storey's Field Centre grand opening

A community day to mark the official opening of the Storey’s Field Centre is taking place on July 20.

The free celebrations begin from 3pm with games, family-friendly music and activities at the Storey's Field Centre. A children's flag parade will be a colourful spectacle to celebrate the day.

In the evening there will be live music from Cath Coombs and the Awesome Soul Collective.

Learn more about the free July 20th event here.

Eddington wins RIBA National Award and Planning Awards trio

The Storey’s Field Centre and Eddington Nursery building designed by architects MUMA has won a National Award from the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA).

The North West Cambridge Development was also recognised three times at the 2018 Planning Awards last month.

The project won the awards for Planning for Affordable Housing, Planning for the Natural Environment, as well as the Editor’s Choice Award as the best overall scheme from the range of categories.

Read more on Eddington's award success here.

Additional staff housing now available

Recently completed homes at Eddington are now available for University and College staff to rent.

Apply and find out more by clicking here.

Eddington Number Challenge going strong

More than 100 cyclists have signed up to the Eddington Number Challenge for the summer.

Learn more and calculate your Eddington Number here.


Pay and display parking at Eddington

Posted Wednesday 27th June 2018

PAY AND DISPLAY COMING INTO FORCE

As of July 2, 2018, pay and display parking is coming into force at Eddington, as follows:

1.         University resident parking.

All University staff residents who wish to park their car at Eddington on a permanent basis must buy a parking permit. This costs £85 a month and can be requested by emailing Lodge at nwcresidences@admin.cam.ac.uk or calling into the office at 25 Eddington Avenue. Staff will need to have your name, address, car make, colour and model, and registration number. Please note there are currently no permits available, so please register your interest with Lodge and you will be informed when permits are available.

The Ryle Yard car park and the underground car parks – which will open later this month – are for University staff residents with permits only. This has been the case since September 2017 and drivers are not permitted to park in Ryle Yard for free. Vehicles must only park in marked bays in Ryle Yard; it is not permitted to park in the turning circle at the bottom of Ryle Yard.

The £85 a month parking fee was carefully considered as part of the planning of Eddington and is clearly communicated to residents before they confirm their offer for an apartment. Some of the factors considered include: our commitment to sustainable travel; avoiding contributing to the already congested and polluted Cambridge; targets and stipulations set by the County Council with penalties for the University if we fail to meet those; the contribution to our Travel Plan measures; transport infrastructures.

The permit fee goes into funds for upkeep and improvement of the North West Cambridge Development.

2. Visitor parking

As of July 2 2018, pay and display parking is coming into force in the public parking bays at Eddington, as follows:

•          Mon – Fri: 8:00am – 6:00pm (including public holidays)

•          Sat – Sun: 10:00am – 5:00pm (including public holidays)

•          The first 60 minutes is free, then £1 for every 30 minutes thereafter up to the maximum stay. Drivers must still obtain a ticket or register their vehicle by phone for the first 60 minutes.

•          A maximum stay of 2 hours applies in most spaces (4 hours for the spaces near Storey’s Field Centre and sports pitches).

•          No return within one hour in most spaces (no return within 2 hours where there is a maximum stay of 4 hours).

Payment terminals will be placed in four locations across Eddington for visitors to pay for their parking. Drivers will also be able to pay by phone with Redde (phone call, text or mobile app).

3.         Enforcement

Portal issue Penalty Charge Notices to drivers who commit parking violations. These include:

•          Parking on double yellow lines, or in areas which are not designed as vehicle parking bays, including the bin bays

•          Parking in a disabled bay without a valid blue badge

•          Parking in a resident-only area (Ryle Yard and underground car park) without a valid permit

•          Parking for a longer period than that paid for

If you have any questions regarding parking please email travel@nwcambridge.co.uk


May 2018 news from Eddington

Posted Monday 4th June 2018

DEVELOPMENT UPDATE

Summer is fast approaching, and with it a series of exciting plans and developments at Eddington. 

More and more people are getting to know the development through public tours run by Visit Cambridge and Beyond, and music, arts and community events at Storey's Field Centre. 

You can also join us for a summer of cycling with the Eddington Number Challenge and Eddington Cycling Festival - a fun and easy way to get the whole family on their bikes and enjoying the good weather. 

Please enjoy reading our latest news from May below. 
For news and pictures of Eddington follow us on Twitter @nwcambridge


JOIN US FOR A SUMMER OF CYCLING

The University of Cambridge has launched a cycling campaign at Eddington to promote sustainable travel and healthy living. Coined the ‘Eddington Number’ campaign, the initiative was devised to get more people cycling in the Cambridge area.

The campaign is based around the Eddington number for cycling – which takes its name from its inventor, Sir Arthur Eddington, who was also the astrophysicist that the new district is named after.

Your Eddington Number is the largest number of miles you have cycled or walked for a consistent number of individual days. They don't have to be consecutive days.

Click here to calculate your Eddington Number on our new custom built website: www.eddingtonnumber.co.uk and meet other cyclists on Strava.​
 

FUN FAMILY FRIENDLY CYCLING FESTIVAL ANNOUNCED AT EDDINGTON

Eddington, the new community being delivered by the University of Cambridge, is hosting the Eddington Cycling Festival on Saturday 9th June.

The Eddington Cycling Festival is a fun family-friendly day for residents and the wider Cambridge community.

Visitors will be able to put their stamina to the test on a series of engaging and fun cycling activities including pedal powered micro cinema, music and even smoothie-making. There will also be workshops, demonstrations and talks will take place.

The Eddington Cycling Festival is taking place from 10am-4pm on Saturday 9th June in the Market Square at Eddington.

HAT-TRICK OF RIBA AWARDS FOR STOREY'S FIELD CENTRE AND EDDINGTON NURSERY

The Royal Institution for British Architects (RIBA) East presented three awards to MUMA for their outstanding design of the Storey’s Field Centre and Eddington Nursery, which sit at the heart of the University of Cambridge’s new district of Eddington.

The architectural designs won a RIBA East award, the Sustainability award and the RIBA East Building of the Year award, which highlights the commitment to both quality architecture and construction, and sustainability at Eddington.

There are several events coming up at the Storey's Field Centre in June, including Illumniation Dance, the annual Arthur Rank Hospice Charity concert, and a performance by indie-rock band The Wave Pictures. For more information and to book tickets visit the Storey's Field Centre website.

Read the RIBA judges full report here.

DOUBLE WIN FOR EDDINGTON AT THE RICS EAST AWARD

Two awards were given the University of Cambridge’s North West Cambridge Development at the Eastern region’s Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors awards: Eddington won the best Residential award and the Development won the coveted Project of the Year.

The judges awarded the scheme Project of the Year because the University is admirably tackling the affordable housing challenges in the city whilst creating a mixed community, incorporating quality and sustainable homes for University key workers and the wider community.

Qualifying staff interested in living at Eddington should visit the University Accommodation Service website for more information. 

Read more about the RICS East Awards here.


ATHENA SHOW HOME OPENED

The Athena Cambridge 4-bedroom show home at Eddington has now opened. You can register your interest in a viewing by contacting the Athena Sales Team.

Visit the Athena website for more information.
 

PUBLIC TOUR OF EDDINGTON

The next public tour of Eddington, run by Visit Cambridge and Beyond, is on Wednesday June 13th at 11am.

For more information and to book tickets click here.


Eddington Number Challenge launched

Posted Tuesday 15th May 2018

The University of Cambridge, is launching a cycling campaign this month at its new community, Eddington, to promote sustainable travel and healthy living. Coined the ‘Eddington Number’ campaign, the initiative was devised to build upon the rising number of sustainable journeys already taking place across Cambridge and the surrounding area.  A recent survey of transport use across Eddington indicated that 47% of all trips are currently made by walking or cycling.

The campaign is based around the Eddington number for cycling – which takes its name from its inventor, Sir Arthur Eddington, who was also the astrophysicist, astronomer and mathematician that the new district is named after. Your Eddington Number is the largest number of miles you have cycled or walked for a consistent number of individual days. The days do not need to be consecutive.  For example, if you have cycled or walked five miles in a day on five separate days, you will have an Eddington Number of five.  Eddington’s own number was 84, which meant he cycled 84 miles on 84 different days. 

The campaign will run from May to September and will aim to get more people cycling in the Cambridge area. All participants will be able to calculate their number and track their progress using the University’s custom-built campaign website (eddingtonnumber.co.uk) and connect with other cyclists using the Strava platform. The website also includes goals for people of all abilities, with suggested target ‘Eddington Numbers’ for beginners, improvers and enthusiasts. Novice cyclists could start by aiming for an Eddington Number of 2-5, improvers might attempt reaching 6-10 and those trying to push themselves may go for 11-15 or even more!

Throughout the campaign the University will be updating the website with cycle trails and routes that will not only help people increase the amount they cycle but also encourage them to explore the surrounding area and get to know their neighbours.

Two University Pro-Vice Chancellors are supporting the campaign.

Andy Neely, Pro-Vice Chancellor for Enterprise and Business Relations is targeting an Eddington Number of 20+ and commented: “The ‘Eddington Number’ campaign is a fantastic way to get local people on their bikes and walking, getting active and promoting sustainable transport. The campaign website is brilliantly designed and very simple to use either on the computer or through Strava. I’ll be using it to track my progress throughout the summer and I’m looking forward to competing against my colleagues in the Department and across the University.”

“Healthy lifestyles are at the core of communities and that is what we are creating at Eddington. The campaign is also a way for people to get to know their new community and we are encouraging everyone participating to use #EddingtonNumber on social media to inspire others across Cambridge to get involved.”

Chris Abell, Pro-Vice Chancellor for Research at the University of Cambridge, who is targeting an Eddington Number of 20+ commented: “The Eddington Number is a great initiative for the University and wider community, and certainly a challenge that I will embrace. Over the summer I will be aiming to cycle and run more, working out how to fit it into my daily schedule and improve my own Eddington Number, encouraging others to make the most of the outdoors whilst they track and increase their own progress.

Heather Topel, Project Director of the North West Cambridge Development (Eddington Number Target: 10), commented: “A key aim of Eddington is to promote healthy and sustainable living. Nearly half of all trips by residents to and from Eddington are already made by walking or cycling. With the launch of our ‘Eddington Number’ campaign, we hope to encourage even more of our population and the wider Cambridge community to ride their bikes, whether they’re a keen cyclist, new to cycling or returning after a long time away. Whilst the focus is on cycling, we hope that walkers will also get involved in the challenge too. With different targets for all abilities there really is something to get everyone involved.

Eddington is being built by the University of Cambridge as a way of providing affordable homes for university staff and key workers, whilst meeting the highest standards of design and sustainability. With ample green space and public art, people are encouraged to get outside and get active.

A number of initiatives already encourage sustainable travel at Eddington.  A cycle loan scheme is on offer to university staff and their families who are residents, with the option at the end of the loan period to purchase a bike. A refresher course for those needing a confidence boost is available and there are also regular cycle clinics. Eddington itself was created with infrastructure designed specifically to encourage healthy commuting, with extensive travel planning measures taken to assist sustainable journeys, including strategic walking routes and cycle links.

Eddington’s first Traffic Monitoring Report was published in January 2018 and looked at the modes of transport used by residents to ensure that the new development keeps its sustainability targets on track. The study found that 47% of all trips are currently made by walking and cycling. 44% of post-graduate students living in Eddington cycle and 47% of pupils at the University of Cambridge Primary School travel to school by bike.

Log and track your own Eddington Number at www.eddingtonnumber.co.uk

Follow us on twitter at https://twitter.com/EddingtonNum

Join our strava club at Eddington Number Challenge https://www.strava.com/clubs/eddingtonnumber


April 2018 news from Eddington

Posted Monday 30th April 2018

DEVELOPMENT UPDATE

As the spring weather warms up the Eddington and wider community have been exploring their new neighbourhood. Brook Leys, with its lake and public art, has proved popular in the sunshine. 

The North West Cambridge Development team are working on bringing more public events for the community over the coming months, including a Cycling Festival in June, a Flag Parade in July, and participating in Open Cambridge in September. Keep an eye open for more announcements on our website and Twitter. 

Smaller events, such as a public education event at Sainsbury's for International Composting Awareness Week next month, and the resident's parent and toddler group Teddington, are also growing from strength to strength.  

Please enjoy reading our latest news from April below. 

For news and pictures of Eddington follow us on Twitter @nwcambridge

WALKING TOURS OF EDDINGTON LAUNCH FOR THE PUBLIC

The North West Cambridge Development has teamed up with Visit Cambridge and Beyond to provide tours of Eddington.

Members of the public will be able to book a spot on a tour of Eddington on the second Wednesday and last Saturday of every month. Participants will be asked to pay a refundable deposit of £3 to secure their place.

Tours will include a walk around the public areas of Eddington, with guides providing information about various landmarks as well as origins of Eddington, the development’s aims for housing, community and sustainability, and details about the architecture on the development.

The next tour is this Saturday (April 28) - book your place by clicking here.

TWO EDDINGTON PROJECTS SHORTLISTED FOR THE RIBA EAST AWARDS

Two Eddington buildings are on a shortlist of just 19 projects from across the east of England. 

Swirles Court, by R H Partnership, and the Storey's Field Centre, by MUMA, have both been shortlisted for the RIBA East Awards. 

The Awards recognise the best architecture in the country and we are thrilled the team have been recognised at this level.

The RIBA Award winners will be announced next month.

For more information on Eddington's award success click here.

ATHENA SHOWHOME TO OPEN

The Athena Cambridge 4-bedroom show home at Eddington will soon be ready for its first visitors. You can register your interest in a viewing by contacting the Athena Sales Team.

Visit the Athena website for more information.

EDDINGTON SPORTS PITCHES TO OPEN

Eddington's sporting facilities, including a full-size football pitch, two 5-a-side football pitches, and a 40m cricket pitch, are set to open to the public soon.

Keep an eye on our website for the official launch.


New parkland at Eddington opens to the public

Posted Monday 30th April 2018

A new parkland as part of the North West Cambridge Development is opening to the public. Brook Leys, near the centre of the University of Cambridge’s new district Eddington, consists of open green spaces and pathways around the new lake on the western edge of the development and opens on 29 March.

Heather Topel, Project Director for the North West Cambridge Development said: “Covering approximately 11 hectares in the first phase of development, Brook Leys is a new parkland for the public to enjoy.

“Paths for recreational use, public art and the lake provide an ambient setting for residents and the wider community to enjoy. In addition to the generous open space, the lake assists with the overall sustainability ambitions for the development by providing opportunities for biodiversity enhancements and the country’s largest rainwater harvesting system. We hope that visitors will find Brook Leys a pleasant and enjoyable as well as educational space.”

THE HEART OF THE UK’S LARGEST RAIN-WATER RECYCLING SYSTEM

Holding up to 6m litres of water, the Brook Leys lake is an integral element of the development’s rainwater harvesting system. The development includes a Sustainable Urban Drainage System with landscaping – including swales and green fingers – which sees rainwater travelling through the site with gravity being naturally cleaned and directed towards the lake. The water is then treated and used as non-potable water by the residents at Eddington for tasks such as flushing toilets, washing clothes and watering plants.

It is hoped that the non-potable water supply will cut the clean water consumption to 80 litres per person per day (compared to Cambridge average of 150 litres per person per day). The lakes and flood plains also provide opportunities to mitigate against the risk of flooding to the downstream village of Girton by controlling how quickly water flows into the Washpit Brook and surrounding areas.

PUBLIC ART IN THE LANDSCAPE

Also located at Brook Leys are two pieces of Public Art, created by artists Winter and Hoerbelt. Pixel Wall is a curved wall with a mirrored surface which distorts the reflection of the landscape, while Fata Morgana Teahouse is a steel pavilion that invites audiences to enter and see the area from a new perspective.

Winter and Hoerbelt worked with the landscape architects in the early stages of the design of Brook Leys, creating the sculptures around the idea of a 'wanderer', someone who journeys without destination or purpose instead focusing on their perception and experience of their surroundings.

Brook Leys is open to the public as of March 29. You can download your free self-guided walking tour map here.


Storey's Field Centre

Posted Monday 30th April 2018

Eddington, the flourishing new community being delivered by the University of Cambridge, has opened the Storey’s Field Centre, a landmark community centre and performance hall positioned at the heart of Eddington which will provide a place for residents to meet and interact.

The Storey’s Field Centre fulfils a social and cultural role for residents at Eddington, as well as the wider Cambridge community. Designed by architectural practice MUMA, the single-storey building - which has a main hall and two multi-purpose rooms - was specifically created to meet a wide range of uses. The early programme of events planned at the Storey’s Field Centre reflects the diverse needs it can cater for. The main hall, with a capacity of 180 people, is 15 metres high and acoustically engineered to provide an ideal event space for theatre, music and dance.

In March, budding scientists attended a ‘Hack your Brain’ event hosted by Ginny Smith as part of Cambridge Science Festival, while those keen to put on their dancing shoes can attend a St Patrick’s Day Ceilidh or sign-up for a weekend of swing dancing at Swing Sanctuary 2018. The venue has live music events planned throughout the year with local award winning promoters Green Mind. In the autumn the centre will host gigs with the Cambridge Jazz Festival and events as part of the Festival of Ideas. Regularly scheduled activities include Jazzercise, Parent & Toddler Group, Art Classes and Woodcraft Folk, and Stagecoach Drama School have moved their end of term performances to the venue.

The ongoing operation of the Storey’s Field Centre will be uniquely managed through a trust between Cambridge City Council and the University of Cambridge. Established in 2014, the Storey’s Field Community Trust is a registered charity with the six trustees meeting on a bi-monthly basis.

Heather Topel, Project Director of the North West Cambridge Development, commented: “The opening of the Storey’s Field Centre is a key milestone in the growth of Eddington.  Shared community space is an important element of placemaking, through the provision of a place that enables people to come together, a sense of mental and physical wellbeing is fostered. Working closely with the City Council the community centre has evolved into a flexible space for residents at Eddington and the wider Cambridge public to enjoy and make their own. The range of events that are already in the calendar for the year ahead highlight how the centre will become a fundamental part of the cultural offering in Cambridge.”

Richard Brown, Storey’s Field Centre Manager, commented: “The Storey’s Field Centre provides a space for Eddington residents and the wider community to meet and interact. The building has been designed to cater for a whole range of events from regular sessions for babies and toddlers to recitals and concerts. The Centre is also proving a popular venue for parties, weddings and conferences with the first weddings taking place this spring.  We are really excited about the year ahead and are certain it will become a popular performance and community space within Cambridge.”

The Storey’s Field Centre is adjacent to the various public landscape spaces and the local centre, purposefully positioned to be highly visible to the public, welcoming and accessible. Each room within the Centre benefits from views out to the surrounding landscapes and the single storey reflects the traditional civic buildings of churches and town halls. Eddington has been designed to high levels of sustainability and the Centre also adheres to these principles. Designed to BREEAM Outstanding level, the building is dual aspect providing natural cross ventilation, connected to the site wide district heating network and the roof incorporates photovoltaic panels.

The building designed by MUMA incorporates both the Storey’s Field Centre and Nursery. It was shortlisted for the RIBA East 2018 awards which were announced in March 2018.

To find out more about the Storey’s Field Centre and the programme of events planned please visit: www.storeysfieldcentre.org.uk


Walking tours of Eddington launched for the public

Posted Monday 30th April 2018

The North West Cambridge Development has teamed up with Visit Cambridge and Beyond to provide tours of Eddington.

Eddington comprises 700 homes for key University staff, Swirles Court (a post-graduate student complex for 325 students), and facilities to support the local community, including the Storey’s Field Centre, University of Cambridge Primary School, Sainsbury’s supermarket, parklands, play areas and sports fields, as well as infrastructure to support connectivity for the development.

Members of the public will be able to book a spot on a tour of Eddington on the second Wednesday and last Saturday of every month. The first public tour will be on April 28, 2018 at 11am. Participants will be asked to pay a refundable deposit of £3 to secure their place.

Tours will include a walk around the public areas of Eddington, with guides providing information about various landmarks as well as origins of Eddington, the development’s aims for housing, community and sustainability, and details about the architecture on the development.

Heather Topel, Project Director of the North West Cambridge Development said: “We are very proud of Eddington and are very excited to be able to show it to Cambridge residents and visitors. The University’s long-term vision for this project is to be a new part of the city with a really strong community and sustainability focus. We hope that members of the public enjoy the tours around the newest area of Cambridge.”

The dates for upcoming tours are: 28 April, 9 May, 26 May, 13 June and 30 June.

Tours are subsidised by the University of Cambridge and the refundable deposit has been applied in order to manage the bookings process. The deposit is refunded by Visit Cambridge after registration at the booked tour and after the tour has taken place. 

Groups who wish to book a private tour of Eddington can also do so through Visit Cambridge and Beyond. Private tours cost £75 for a group of up to 20.

To book visit visitcambridge.org or call 01223 791501.


February 2018 News from Eddington

Posted Friday 2nd March 2018

NEWS FROM EDDINGTON


DEVELOPMENT UPDATE 
As we move towards spring, the development is looking forward to further progress, including the opening of Storey's Field Centre and Brook Leys - the new parkland along the western edge, and more residents joining our growing community. 
We are pleased to have been shortlisted for the RICS Awards under the residential category and for the Cambridge Design and Construction Awards under the Best New Neighbourhood, with specific buildings including Swirles Court designed by R H Partnership and apartments on Ryle Yard by Maccreanor Lavington and Witherford Watson Mann also up for nomination.  
There is a feature article in this edition of Architects' Journal which includes an overview of the project and depth building studies. Click through via our website to see the link.
Please enjoy reading our latest news from February below. 
For news and pictures from the development, follow us on Twitter @nwcambridge


CAR CLUB ARRIVES AT EDDINGTON
The University of Cambridge and E-Car Club has launched a new car club at Eddington in a bid to lower car ownership on the development.
The scheme offers a convenient alternative to owning and running a car for those who don’t need it every day.
E-Car Club have deployed two hybrid vehicles at Eddington, which can be booked for as little as one hour and up to several days at a time.
For more information visit our website.


EDDINGTON COMMUNITY CELEBRATES LGBT+ HISTORY MONTH
Eddington’s residents, staff, school pupils and neighbours will become a giant rainbow to celebrate the end of LGBT+ History Month.
The University of Cambridge Primary School, with the local Eddington and Cambridge community, will stand together in solidarity for a rainbow photo call on 28 February 2018 at 2pm.
Eddington residents, staff and the wider community are invited to join the school pupils, and encouraged to wear a t-shirt or jumper to match one colour in the rainbow (red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, violet). Participants will then be arranged in colour order to create a giant rainbow on Eddington Avenue outside the school.
For more information and to find out how to get involved click here.

LOCAL STUDENTS LEARN ABOUT TOWN PLANNING
Pupils from Girton Glebe Primary School welcomed the North West Cambridge Development team to hear from professionals as part of their curriculum studies in town planning.
An assembly was held for the whole school with children aged 4-11.  They were introduced the principles of town planning and shown how the site’s archaeology had evolved.
The interactive assembly provided an opportunity for children to feedback what they liked about Eddington.
To read more about our trip to Girton Glebe Primary School click here.

CAMBRIDGE SCIENCE FESTIVAL
Don't miss a special event on 10 March from 10.30am-2pm at Storey's Field Centre which is part of Cambridge Science Festival.
Find out more about the Cambridge Science Festival here.

ATHENA LAUNCH THE MILNE VILLAS
The first houses by Stirling Prize winning architect Alison Brooks are released for sale at Athena - these three storey villas line Milne Avenue to create a striking architectural feature.
To find out more click here.


St Augustine's Church programme of events

Posted Wednesday 31st January 2018

Hi, my name is Rev. Janet Bunker and I am your local vicar.

What does that mean? Everyone in England lives in a Church of England parish, which is served by a local parish church. As you live on Eddington, your parish church is St Augustine's in Richmond Road off Huntingdon Road (CB4 3PS).

That church is there for you whether you are a Christian, of another faith or no faith at all. St Augustine's runs a termly programme of events, talks and concerts that are open to all.

You'll find the details below, so please feel free to come along and meet some local residents. You'll be assured of a warm welcome.

If you are a Christian or would like to know about what it means to be a Christian in this place, then please do contact me. I am looking to get together a group who will pray for and guide a Christian presence in the Eddington community in the years to come. Look out for a group of us at Eddington on Ash Wednesday, February 14th and come and have a chat!

My contact details are:

Rev Dr Janet Bunker, Team Vicar, Parish of the Ascension, Cambridge.

Tel: 01223 229976; 01223 315000 (parish office) E: janet_ascension@yahoo.co.uk

http://www.churchatcastle.org  Twitter: @churchatcastle

SPRING 2018 PROGRAMME OF LOCAL EVENTS

All events below are held at St. Augustine’s Church and Community Centre in Richmond Road (CB4 3PS) and are open to all. Entry is normally free, although a small charge or retiring collection may be held where fees are requested by speakers or performers. A complimentary glass of wine or fruit juice and nibbles are served at most events. The programme is supported by Richmond, Oxford and Windsor Roads’ Residents’ Associations, and put together by St. Augustine’s Church.

Saturday 10 February, 6-7 pm Romantico!
A recital given by Chihiro Ono (violin) accompanied by Philip Mead (piano) of works by
Schumann, Brahms and Fauré. This will be Chihiro’s last appearance at St. Augustine’s as Artist in Residence 2016-18.

Friday 16 February, 6-7 pm The Building Of King’s College Chapel

We know from King’s College Archives many details of the building of the world renowned chapel, such as the number and types of materials used, the workmen, what they were paid, how the materials were delivered, and what the building cost. Dr. Patricia McGuire, the College Archivist, will describe the completion of the stone structure, taking it to the state ready to receive its magnificent windows.

Friday 23 February, 6-7 pm The Country House Library

A must for lovers of books and libraries, this wide ranging talk by Mark Purcell of the

University Library draws on his recent acclaimed book on the history of the great country house libraries of Britain and Ireland, to argue that many were profoundly scholarly collections, assembled with great care and widely used for intellectual studies.

Saturday 24 February, 6-7 pm Music, Rhythms and Songs Of Southern Italy: Kaiorda In Duet
An engaging musical journey through the lands of southern Italy, featuring a live

performance from a Sicilian duet (guitar, accordion, Sicilian tambourine, vocals). Be carried away by the rhythms, colours and atmosphere of the Mediterranean.

Friday 2 March, 6-7 pm Cambridge Youth Opera : Rising Stars

Enjoy an evening of music from current and past performers from Cambridge Youth Opera, including a taster of their next double-bill production from The Little Sweep by Britten and The Hiding Tree by Barnes - a showcase of exciting youth talent.

Sunday 11 March, 6-7 pm Songs And Music For Spring
Welcome in the Spring with an enchanting evening of songs and music from Cambridge

Performance Ensemble. The concert will include works by Dvorak, Beethoven, Schubert and Stanley. There will be a small entrance charge to support our talented local musicians.

Saturday 17 March, 6-7 pm Son et Lumière 2

An exploratory concert given by Amanda Dean (mezzo soprano) and the St. Augustine’s Singers conducted by Philip Mead. Stunning visual images by leading artists will be accompanied by improvised vocal sounds. Berio’s extraordinary vocal Sequenza will be performed by Amanda, and an evocation of the vocal sounds of cavemen and women will receive its premiere.

Friday 23 March, 6-7 pm Degas And His Sculpture
Degas is remembered as a painter, print-maker and photographer but his work as a sculptor remains little known and frequently misunderstood. Dr. Victoria Avery FSA, Keeper, Applied Arts at the Fitzwilliam Museum, will explain how and why Degas made his sculpture in clay, wax and Plasticine, and investigate whether Degas would have approved of his heirs having these translated into limited edition bronzes after his death.

…………. and don’t forget on SUNDAY 4 FEBRUARY, SUNDAY 4 MARCH and SUNDAY 1 APRIL to come and share a COMMUNITY LUNCH starting at 1 pm : two courses with wine or fruit juice for only £4.50 per head. Open to all.

And why not enjoy a coffee and cake at Café@99? Open every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 10.30 am to 12 noon at St Augustine’s in Richmond Road – a café run by and for the local community. An opportunity to share a conversation, write a poem, browse a newspaper, or simply relax.


January 2018 News from Eddington

Posted Wednesday 31st January 2018

NEWS FROM EDDINGTON

DEVELOPMENT UPDATE

The first month of 2018 has already seen several milestones for the North West Cambridge Development. 

Practical completion has been achieved for the Storey's Field Centre, and preparations are underway for its opening to the community. An art performance called The Choirs was a successful trial event.

The residential community continues to grow as University and College staff move into the keyworker homes.

Please enjoy reading our latest news from January below. 

For news and pictures from the development, follow us on Twitter @nwcambridge

RETAIL OPPORTUNITIES AT EDDINGTON

The North West Cambridge Development has opportunities for local retailers to support and be part of the new community at Eddington.

Interested proprietors should demonstrate a strong and existing trading record, and be keen to support the growing community.

Opportunities exist for retailers to rent commercial space in the market square which have permission for A1, A3 and A4 use.

For more information contact our retail agents Bidwells.

ATHENA EVENT FOR FIRST TIME BUYERS AT EDDINGTON

This Saturday, 27 January, the Athena Sales & Marketing Suite is hosting an event where first time buyers can speak to an independent financial adviser and find out more about how to get on the housing ladder at Eddington. 

The apartments and houses at Athena are available for anyone to buy, and are not restricted to University staff. 

Designed by award winning architects Pollard Thomas Edwards and Alison Brooks Architects, Athena is built to the same high sustainable standards as the rest of Eddington, achieving an excellent Code for Sustainable Homes Level 5.

For more information visit the Athena website.

RECOGNITION FOR THE TEAM

This month we are proud that the work at Eddington has been recognised in the following: 

  • Considerate Constructors Scheme 2018 - shortlisted (RG Carter and Wates)
  • Edie Sustainability Awards - Water Managament finalist (Cambridge Water)
  • Cambridge Design and Construction Awards - shortlisted in Best New Neighbourhood (Eddington)
  • Cambridge Design and Construction Awards - shortlisted in Best New Building (Swirles Court by RH Partnership; housing by Maccreanor Lavington Architects and Witherford Watson Mann)

For more information please click here.

COMPLETION OF STOREY'S FIELD CENTRE AND EDDINGTON NURSERY

The Storey's Field Centre team are making preparations for opening this splendid community facility soon.

To keep informed of events at Storey's Field Centre click here.