Details of East Cambridge’s new £550 million Marleigh town have been revealed by Marshall of Cambridge. Along with the substantial residential development, the community will include a market square and woodland walks for the new residents to enjoy. The plans also include a primary school, community centre, market square and other public parks and outdoor spaces.

The town, a joint development between Marshall and developer Hill Group, is located three miles east of the Cambridge city centre, north of the airport and off Newmarket Road.

Construction on the first phase of the development has already begun, with 547 houses currently under development.

The second phase of 417 houses has not yet obtained planning permission, however, both parties are hopeful that an outline planning and reserved matters planning application can be submitted by the end of 2020. If permission is granted on schedule then construction on the second phase could begin in mid-2021.

Andy Hill, CEO of Hill Group, said: “We are delighted to continue our successful partnership with the Marshall Group to deliver the next instalment of this innovative new neighbourhood. As two family-run, Cambridge companies, we share the same vision and commitment to building inspiring and sustainable communities, which will stand the test of time. Marleigh marks the first step in the creation of a new landmark district which will transform East Cambridge and we are proud to play a part in that legacy.”

Richard Howe, managing director of Marshall Group Properties, added: “We are pleased to be extending our partnership with Hill Group to deliver this important second phase of Marleigh. The first phase is already well underway, and we are excited that the first residents of Marleigh will soon move into their new homes.”

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