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Cambridge City Council

More council homes handed over at Ironworks, Mill Road

News release from 2 November 2021

SOME 15 one and two bedroom council rented apartments have been handed over to the council by Cambridge Investment Partnership (CIP).

The homes provide much needed council house accommodation and form part of the council's commitment to tackle the housing crisis in the city.

A further 15 one and two bedroom council apartments will be handed over in the new year.

Ironworks at Mill Road is providing 236 new studio, one and two bedroom apartments and two, three and four bedroom homes on the former Mill Road depot site, with 118 private sale and 118 council rented homes.

As part of the project, a brand new highly sustainable community centre is being built, as well as a new on-site neighbourhood park, Eagle Park, which will feature a large play area, rainwater gardens and green open spaces. 

An extensive public art programme is also a key feature of Ironworks with £200,000 allocated towards four commissions.

An additional £3.3 million contribution will also be given towards local schools, parks, sports centres, NHS, Chisholm trail and open space adoption. 

Cllr Mike Todd-Jones, Executive Councillor for Housing, said: "It’s wonderful to see more local residents moving into these brand new council homes at Mill Road.

"We are extremely proud of what is being achieved at this flagship development, which is providing an income through the sale of the private homes to reinvest into future new council housing in the city.

Tom Hill, Regional Director of Hill, said: "Ironworks is a prime example of how our partnership is succeeding and demonstrates our commitment to driving forward new housing, creating highly sustainable homes that are fit for the future and taking a key role in the regeneration of the city for years to come."

Sustainability is an integral part of the design process and the homes at Ironworks include increased cavity wall insulation thickness, mechanical ventilation heat recovery (MVHR), photovoltaic solar panels, the rainwater gardens, swales, new habitat creation and green roofs.

As part of this development, CIP will also be allocating an area through the site ready for a new leg of the Chisholm Trail to be added at a later date.