The Clay Farm Centre
The Clay Farm Centre is a new shared-facility space that has been built in the heart of one of Cambridge’s new developments in the Southern Fringe Growth Area; Trumpington.
It hosts a Community Centre, Library and Café on the first two floors, a Medical Centre on the third floor and two floors of residential accommodation above.
The Clay Farm Centre is a joint venture between the City and County Councils, which is managed via a partnering agreement.
The centre, which overlooks the new Hobson Square, will serve the residents of the new developments as well as of Trumpington and the surrounding areas.
When will The Clay Farm Centre open its doors?
The Clay Farm Centre is expected to be open to the public in early 2018.
Where is The Clay Farm Centre?
The Clay Farm Centre is on Hobson Square, at the end of Lime Avenue in Trumpington, Cambridge. It is a short walk from the Trumpington Park & Ride, along the guided busway. Alternatively you can take the Guided Bus Route A from the Trumpington Park & Ride to the Foster Road stop which is the closest stop to the centre.
What will The Clay Farm Centre have to offer?
We will have an array of spaces available for hire:
Our 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.
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 a ‘Tea Point’
The First floor flexible space is 72m2 and can be used for classes and meetings of any kind; this room is fully equipped with a ‘Tea Point’.
The first floor meeting room 1 is 30m2 and comes with a fully equipped ‘Tea Point’, this room can be opened out into meeting room 2 which is 27m2 to provide a combined space of 57m2 or kept separated with the integrated room dividing screens.
We will also have an array of 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.
Contact us if you are interested in hiring a space at the centre when we open, opportunities to view the facilities will be posted when the centre has been completed.
We will have a number of roles available such as library access volunteers, digital champions, and story time and rhyme time volunteers.
We welcome applications from people who would like to volunteer at the centre - if you are interested, email us an expression of interest form or drop it off at Trumpington Pavilion for the attention of Vicky Haywood.
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.