The Clay Farm Centre is a new shared-facility space overlooking Hobson Square, in the heart of one of the new developments in the south of Cambridge.
It hosts a community centre, library and café on the first two floors. There is also a medical centre on the third floor, and two floors of residential accommodation above that.
It will serves the residents of the new developments as well as those of Trumpington and the surrounding areas.
The centre’s core opening hours are:
- Monday: 9.30am to 5pm
- Tuesday: 9.30am to 5pm
- Wednesday: 9.30am to 5pm
- Thursday: 9.30am to 7pm
- Friday: 9.30am to 5pm
- Saturday: 9.30am to 5pm
- Sunday: Closed
The library counter is staffed between 9.30am and 1pm every day, and until 7pm on Thursdays. The library has a self-service desk, so you can still use it outside of these hours while the centre is open.
- Find out more about the Clay Farm library
We manage and operate the centre in partnership with the county council.
Help us name the rooms
We want you to help us name the rooms at the centre. We’ve suggested some names with local connections – tell us if you think any of them would suit a particular room. Or feel free to make your own suggestion, and explain why you think it’s a good name for a room.
Pop into the centre to get a feel for the rooms and write your thoughts down on a form, or email us.
We’ll decide on what names to use later in the summer, and announce them at the centre’s grand opening in September.
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 1 is 30m² and has tea-making facilities. It 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.
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.