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Clay Farm Centre

Inside the Clay Farm Centre
Clay Farm Centre, Hobson Square, Trumpington, Cambridge CB2 9FN
Outside view of the Clay Farm Centre

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 is closed until further notice for general public use and pre-booked activities.

  • The library is currently open for managed browsing. Managed browsing and the library’s select and collect service are available from 10am to 1pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays. We might ask you to queue outside during busy times.
  • The shared seating areas and café are closed until further notice.

The centre hosts a community centre and library on the ground and first floors, and a medical centre on the second floor. The top two floors are residential accommodation.

Watch our ‘communities and people’ video to find out more about the centre.

Under normal circumstances the centre is open during the following hours for pre-booked activities and limited library services:

  • Monday: 9am to 5pm
  • Tuesday: 9am to 5pm (library service 10am to 2pm)
  • Wednesday: 9am to 5pm
  • Thursday: 9am to 7pm (library service 2pm to 6pm)
  • Friday: 9am to 5pm
  • Saturday: 9.30am to 1pm
  • Sunday: Closed

Please note we are not open for drop in at any other times.

The centre is a short walk from the Trumpington Park & Ride, or from the Foster Road stop if you’re using the guided bus. The area is patrolled by parking enforcement officers, so make sure you use a proper parking space if you’re driving here.

The Clay Farm Centre is a joint venture between us and the county council. It is overseen through a partnering agreement. We manage the community facility, library and café on behalf of the partnership, including employing the staff and providing all the services.


The centre has an array of spaces available for hire in normal circumstances – contact us for future dates.

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

The Tillie Cuthbert Room (56m²) on the ground floor is a multi-use room with an enclosed patio space. It has an enclosed patio area so is ideal for children’s activities, as well as for classes and meetings of all kinds. The room has tea-making facilities.

The Baker Studio (72m²) on the first-floor is a flexible space that can be used for classes and meetings of any kind. The room has tea-making facilities.

The Byron Room (30m²) and Chaplen Room (27m²) are first-floor meeting rooms. The dividing wall between them can be rolled back to create a single, larger room. The Byron Room has tea-making facilities.

We 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.


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.

Room bookings

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