Durkan to deliver up to 170 homes on strategic North West Cambridge Development
Leading Home Counties and London housebuilder Durkan has announced an agreement with the University of Cambridge to deliver up to 170 homes at its North West Cambridge Development. This is Durkan’s seventh key acquisition in the last 18 months of the targeted expansion of the Homes division in the Northern Homes Counties.
The deal will facilitate the delivery of one and two-bedroom apartments and three and four-bedroom homes on a key parcel of the Eddington site. The development will also incorporate communal landscaped courtyards and private gardens.
The wider North West Cambridge Development, a community created by the University of Cambridge, will ultimately include around 3,000 new homes, academic space and community facilities – in addition to over 50 hectares of green space.
Sustainable building will form a crucial part of the design principles developed by Durkan for Eddington, with the inclusion of a connection to the existing heat and power system through the provision of a district heating network, powered by a state-of-the-art energy centre. All the homes will be designed to adhere to the Code for Sustainable Homes Level 5.
The development has also been planned to enhance the existing landscape on the site, with the aim of carefully integrating it into the wider North West Cambridge Development and the existing community.
Bill Beyzade, Managing Director of Housebuilding, Durkan said: “We’re delighted to have made this agreement to contribute to a vital part of North West Cambridge’s housing provision.
“The parcel of land will be carefully designed to complement the existing area, and will be built through careful collaboration with the University of Cambridge, local stakeholders and Eddington residents.”
An application is expected to be submitted in October 2021 in the hope of a start on site by summer 2023.