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Eddington (North West Cambridge Development)

Eddington (North West Cambridge Development) is a new district located 2km northwest of the city centre of Cambridge. A new website about Eddington and its facilities has been launched at

Eddington is being created to meet the University's long term growth. Designed to be a long lasting, sustainable and ambitious place, the long term masterplan includes 1,500 homes for University and College staff. The first phase includes 700 homes in Eddington for qualifying University and College key workers.



The key worker homes at Eddington are available to qualifying staff members of the University, Colleges and Affiliated Institutions. Apartments will be let at rental levels discounted to the market, to staff prioritised in accordance with an Allocations Policy agreed with the local authorities and set out in the Section 106 planning conditions.

The homes at Eddington are managed by Lodge Property Services who are part of the Cambridge University Accommodation Service.

Applications are made through the University Accommodation Service for accommodation at Eddington. Please visit our home page and click on Register in the top right hand corner.


There will also be 1,500 homes for sale on the open market. Hill Residential are currently building 240 new homes on site ready from September 2018. The homes will be marketed under the branding of 'Athena' and more information can be found on their website

Hill are responsible for marketing the homes for sale and can accept direct enquiries about the Government's Help to Buy scheme. Homes for sale may also be available for eligible candidates of the University's Shared Equity Scheme.

For more information about the development and long term vision for Eddington, please see the North West Cambridge Development website at

More information about Eddington (North West Cambridge Development) such as eligibility criteria, the application process and other information can be found in our Frequently Asked Questions.


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