- HELP TO BUY AVAILABLE **
- Eddington is the exciting new district of Cambridge
- Sustainable living brought to Cambridge by Award Winning developer, Hill
- Exceptional specification
- Underfloor heating throughout
- Tall triple glazed windows
- Superb layout and lovely corner position
- Private entrance off Eddington Avenue
- Built to Code 5 for sustainable homes
- Cycle storage in secure undercroft area
- Conveniently connected to Cambridge and beyond with cycle paths and bus service
- READY TO MOVE INTO
Plot 12, The Avenue Apartments at Athena
A superb and spacious ground floor studio apartment within this exciting new district of Cambridge. This superb apartment is an ideal first time home with Help to Buy available.
This apartment provides 465 sq ft of accommodation and benefits from its own entrance way direct from Eddington Avenue. On entering the property there is a welcoming entrance hall with a large storage cupboard, the shower room is situated to one side, and to the other side is the kitchen/living/dining room which in turn leads through to the bedroom.
AVAILABLE TO PURCHASE WITH HELP TO BUY
The properties at Athena have been designed and laid out to maximise the use of the space. They are carefully considered apartments and provide joyful, naturally-lit spaces. Athena forms part of the University of Cambridge's new sustainable neighbourhood.
Each property benefits from:
* Solid construction
* High levels of insulation
* Triple glazing
* Energy efficient kitchen appliances
* Aerated showerheads and taps
Not only is each home constructed to provide sustainable living, Eddington itself contributes to this with areas being landscaped for bio-diversity and wildlife; thousands of trees have been planted and many of Eddington's buildings have features to encourage bird nesting.
Athena homes will have composting and recycling facilities installed and in the future Eddington will have its own allotments for a little bit of 'grow your own'.
Homes at Athena will benefit from district heating, powered from the main energy centre in Eddington which will provide heating and hot water direct to every home. The energy centre uses gas to generate power and heat that it distributes to the Athena homes and is a vital part of the sustainability strategy. This centralised network aims to reduce energy wastage, helping Hill to achieve Code for Sustainable Homes Level 5 for the homes at Athena and creating an exemplar of sustainable living. Utilising a central energy centre results in lower CO2 emissions than receiving electricity from the typical power stations that feed the grid and instead of emitting the heat produced by typical electricity generation into the air, the energy centre will channel it underground to heat the homes at Eddington. A sustainable urban drainage system sees rainwater collected, stored and filtered, before being pumped back to homes. The water recycling system, the UKs largest, channels run-off down landscaped swales, filtered naturally through Brook Leys reed beds, and returns it for garden watering, flushing toilets and for use in washing machines with the intention to reduce water consumption by half. One of the largest underground bin systems in the UK has been installed at Eddington, an innovative waste disposal method. A traditional system might have seen thousands of unsightly wheelie bins outside Eddingtons homes, instead around 450 stainless steel bins for general waste and recycling are placed conveniently for everyones use. Under each stainless steel bin is an underground sealed container which collects the waste and recycling. When the container is 80% full, a signal is automatically sent to the collection company to alert them to empty the container.
In addition to the above, each home is also finished to a superb standard:
Contemporary and stylish bespoke German kitchen; designed and specified for this apartment layout.
The kitchen features matt finish doors and drawers in white, with a choice of colour to wall units adding a personalised touch (subject to build stage). White composite worktops and upstands create a smart and modern look. Energy efficient and sleek appliances have been selected to complement the look and design of the kitchen.
* Bosch induction hob
* Bosch integrated compact-oven/microwave
* Integrated fridge/freezer
* Washer/dryer in cupboard in hallway
* Stainless steel Blanco sink with contemporary Blanco mixer tap
* Cooker hood
* LED feature lighting to wall units
* Soft close to doors and drawers
* Integrated pull out waste bin with recycling facility.
* Duravit sanitary ware
* Hansgrohe mixer taps and showers
* Low profile shower trays with glass shower screen
* Large format wall and floor tiles
* Heated chrome towel rails
* Underfloor heating
* Amtico flooring to entrance hall and kitchen/dining/living room
* 80% wool carpet to bedroom
* Large format floor and wall tiles to shower room
HEATING AND WATER
* Heating via the District Heating system
* Underfloor heating throughout
* Heated chrome towel rail to shower room
* Cycle storage
* 10 Year NHBC Warranty
Located just two miles by bike from Cambridge's market square, and close in size to ninety full size football pitches or 150 times the size of Trafalgar Square, this new district will be called Eddington; so named after the renowned astronomer, mathematician and physicist Sir Arthur Eddington, a Cambridge alumnus and resident in the local area in the early part of the twentieth century. Within and around Eddington will be a range of community facilities to support this new neighbourhood which includes the University of Cambridge Primary School, Storey's Field Centre, a Sainsbury's supermarket, smaller retail shops around the market square, a 4 star hotel, a healthcare centre, sports pitches and parklands.
Athena comprises studios, one, two and three bedroom apartments and two, three and four bedroom houses, all constructed to the Code for Sustainable Homes Level 5. Working with award-winning architects Alison Brooks and Pollard Thomas Edwards, the apartments and houses at Athena will demonstrate all the qualities that have made Hill the WhatHouse? Housebuilder of the Year: Passion, attention to detail and quality of design.
A NEW PLACE TO CALL HOME
Eddington is a distinctive, enduring new neighbourhood in North West Cambridge, and the University of Cambridge's vision for an outstanding extension to the city to deliver sustainable living, learning and working in a vibrant urban community.
The University of Cambridge Primary school opened in September 2015 to its first intake and will offer an inclusive and high-quality education for the local children at Eddington and the surrounding area.
Storey's Field Centre will be a fantastic community facility with spaces for events, from film screenings and music recitals to weddings and dance classes.
The market square is an important focal point for any neighbourhood and has been designed to accommodate a range of events and provide a lively, engaging environment for both the new residents of Eddington and the existing Cambridge community.
Car-free walking routes, an extensive cycle network, and convenient public transport mean that at Athena, Eddington, everything necessary to support convenient, sustainable day-to-day living and working is close to hand.
GREEN SPACES & PARKS
Parks and playing fields and happy hours outdoors are part of the landscape at Eddington, with space for every age from four to forty four. Or ninety four.
In creating this new place, the University has an opportunity to affect the built environment and how people lead more sustainable lives.
Eddington is being created to meet the University's long term growth, designed to be a long-lasting, sustainable and ambitious place.
PUBLIC ART INSTALLATIONS
At Eddington an integrated and dynamic public art strategy has been developed to respond to the physical site, its past, present and future context and the communities.
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