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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.