Athena, Phase 1

Pollard Thomas Edwards & Alison Brooks Architects for Hill & University of Cambridge

 

Athena offers market sales home within Eddington, a new urban quarter in North West Cambridge. Eddington is an exemplar of sustainable living with homes, community facilities, a school and nursery, health centre, hotel, supermarket and shops.

The new neighbourhood includes apartments, courtyard, mews houses, terraced, semi- detached and detached houses, carefully arranged around a network of streets, mews, tree-lined roads, a car-free landscaped street, a new square and public and private open spaces. Phase 1 comprises 150 homes.

The richness of Athena comes from the close collaborative working of two distinct and complementary practices, Pollard Thomas Edwards and Alison Brooks Architects. Buildings by both practices are spread throughout the scheme. The restricted palette of materials, combined with considered, confident detailing gives a natural vibrancy to the development.

The homes are built to Code for Sustainable Homes Level 5 and are zero-carbon in terms of their operational C02. They are connected to the University’s site- wide infrastructure including an underground waste and recycling system, UK’s largest water recycling system and a district heating network. Residents can walk along car free streets to the local centre or cycle within minutes to the city centre or Cambridge North station.

The homes are bespoke. They are designed to suit the target market, accommodate contemporary living, home working, convenient and easily accessible secure cycle parking, and imaginative car parking solutions. They are spacious and comfortable. These are lifetime homes that underpin a renewable culture and are conscientiously future proofed. Athena embraces true sustainable living.

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