Eddington prepares for release of Athena


We are delighted to announce that Athena, the first private residential homes created by Hill in Eddington, is set to launch on the 23rd of September!

Eddington is a new district of Cambridge which is being created by the University of Cambridge, and is setting the precedent in sustainable living.

The villas, townhouses, mews and apartments at Athena draw on Cambridge’s rich heritage and historic architecture, and have been designed in collaboration by award-winning architects Alison Brooks and Pollard Thomas Edwards. The 21st century period homes ensure that residents can enjoy contemporary homes with a distinctive sense of place for life at any stage.

Properties at Athena range from one bedroom apartments to five bedroom family homes and are beautifully specified, with features including spacious interiors, large windows, stylish kitchens and bathrooms, areas for home-working, underfloor heating and outside space in the form of balconies, terraces and gardens.

Hill has also worked closely with the University to ensure that in the planning of the properties, the well-being of the residents, sustainability and ecology are integral to the design. The homes at Athena benefit from photovoltaic panels, green roofs, high levels of insulation and triple glazing, while the development’s sustainable masterplan also incorporates a host of environmentally friendly features. These include an innovative underground refuse system that encourages residents to recycle more and an on-site energy system which delivers heating and hot water to each of the homes. In addition, Eddington is home to the largest rain-water harvesting system in the country. These sustainable features are convenient and uncomplicated; the new normal. They are not high-tech, just well thought out and functional.

Athena’s location also allows residents easy access to all that Cambridge has to offer. Cambridge City Centre, with its multitude of shops, restaurants and other conveniences, is just 2.1 miles away from Athena, while Cambridge Railway Station is just 3.3 miles. Eddington offers a variety of cycling and pedestrian friendly routes without traffic that offer easy access to both the amenities of Eddington as well as the wider Cambridge area, while drivers benefit from on-site car parking and easy access to the M11 motorway.

When complete, Eddington will include 3,000 new homes, which are a mixture of private sale homes and affordable housing for the university’s key workers. At the heart of Eddington lies a range of local amenities including the University of Cambridge Primary School, a market square, a community centre, health centre, sports pitches and a hotel and restaurant.

Prices at Athena start from £299,950 for a studio apartment, £389,950 for a one bedroom apartment and £760,000 for a three bedroom house. The first completions will be summer 2018 and Help to Buy is available on apartments under £600,000.

To register your interest in Athena, call our sales team on 01223 607200 or visit our website: https://www.athena-cambridge.co.uk/. Alternatively, to keep up to date with the latest news about the new homes, you can follow the Athena TwitterFacebook and Instagram.

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