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Clay Farm Centre

The Clay Farm Centre is a shared-facility space overlooking Hobson Square, 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. There will also be a medical centre on the third floor. The top two floors are residential accommodation.

The centre’s normal 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

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

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. The changes will take place in the new year.


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

Find the centre

The Clay Farm Centre is on Hobson Square, at the end of Lime Avenue in Trumpington. The postcode is CB2 9FN.

The centre is a short walk from the Trumpington park and ride, along the guided busway. Alternatively you can take the guided bus route A from the park and ride – Foster Road is the closest stop to the centre.


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.

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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