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Clay Farm Centre

Clay Farm Centre, Hobson Square, Trumpington, Cambridge CB2 9FN

The Clay Farm Centre is a shared-facility space in Trumpington, in the heart of one of the new developments in the south of Cambridge.

The centre hosts a community centre, library and café on the first two floors, and a medical centre will soon open on the third floor. The top two floors are residential accommodation.

The centre’s opening hours are:

  • Monday: 9am to 5pm
  • Tuesday: 9am to 5pm
  • Wednesday: 9am to 5pm
  • Thursday: 9am to 7pm
  • Friday: 9am to 5pm
  • Saturday: 9.30am to 1pm
  • Sunday: Closed

The centre is a short walk from the Trumpington park and ride, or from the Foster Road stop if you’re using the guided bus.

We manage and operate the centre in partnership with the county council.

Programme of events

The centre hosts a busy and varied programme of weekly events.

Facilities

The centre has an array of spaces available for hire:

The ground-floor Main Hall (204m²) can be split into two smaller sections of 135m² and 68m² which is ideal for large groups, exercise classes, performances and conferences. The hall is equipped with tiered seating if required.

The ground-floor multi-use room and enclosed patio space is 95m² which is ideal for children’s activities due to the secure patio area, or classes and meetings of all kinds. This room is fully equipped with tea-making facilities

The first-floor flexible space is 72m² and can be used for classes and meetings of any kind; this room is fully equipped with tea-making facilities.

The first-floor meeting room 2 is 30m² and has tea-making facilities. It can be opened out into meeting room 3, which is 27m², to provide a combined space of 57m², or kept separated with the integrated room dividing screens.

We will also have circulation areas with seating which are ideal for informal meetings.

We have a library on the ground floor as well as an on-site café, and the centre and all its facilities are fully accessible to all people with disabilities. We have a fully accessible Changing Places facility, and the centre has free Wi-Fi throughout.

Thanks for your help naming the centre’s rooms! After shortlisting 12 potential room names [PDF, 237KB] you told us which ones you like most. The chosen names were: Baker, Byron, Chaplen, Tillie Cuthbert, Millicent Fawcett, Eva Hartree and Venn.

Library

The library counter is staffed between 9.30am and 1pm every day, and until 7pm on Thursdays. It has a self-service facility, so you can still use it outside of these hours while the centre is open.

Floor plans

Medical centre

Update – January 2019: Work has begun to rectify some defects that were noticed in December. The work is expected to take a few weeks. When it is nearing completion we will confirm the medical practice’s move-in date. Thank you for your patience.

Room bookings

Contact us if you are interested in hiring a space at the centre.

Southern Fringe Community Forum

If you’d like to know more about Trumpington’s growing communities, pop along to the next Southern Fringe Community Forum meeting.

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