ISG has secured a £10 million project to build a multi-use community facility at the new Clay Farm development that will boost the local economy and create new jobs.
Positioned at the heart of Cambridge’s Southern Fringe growth area, the centre will ultimately serve a community of around 4,000 homes, with a new secondary school and two primary schools.
The five-storey, mixed-use building will provide a comprehensive range of public services for local residents, including a medical centre, library, community rooms and 20 flats.
At ground floor level of the concrete frame structure, ISG will create a spacious and light reception area, leading into the lower level of the two-storey library, a café and social space.
A large double-height multi-use hall and a smaller community room are also located on this level, along with offices and a secure internal bicycle storage area.
Liam Duffy, ISG’s regional director – East, said: “The extension of Cambridge’s guided busway and the creation of public realm space at Clay Farm has paved the way for this next stage in the development of the city’s Southern Fringe growth area.
“This new facility is a signature building and a major investment by the council in the creation of a vibrant and sustainable new community and we are delighted to be playing a key role in the realisation of this exciting vision for Cambridge’s future.”
Cllr Richard Johnson, Executive Councillor for Community, Arts and Recreation at Cambridge City Council, said: “The Clay Farm multi-use community facility is an ambitious project that will be the jewel in the crown of the new Southern Fringe development, bringing together a new neighbourhood under one roof.
“Cambridge City Council is proud to take a leading role in the development, investing in a facility that will be sustainable and of very high quality – and will deliver a long-lasting benefit to the community and the city of Cambridge at large.”