THE HILL GROUP CELEBRATES KNIGHTS PARK – ONE OF THE MOST SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENTS IN THE UK
Having won a medley of awards for its high-quality, innovative design and eco credentials, Knights Park by 5-star housebuilder The Hill Group is one of the most sustainable residential developments in the UK. Offering an impeccable collection of modern homes combined with state-of-the-art energy-efficient features, beautiful green spaces and new amenities, Knights Park is fast becoming a thriving new community that focuses on the first-class quality of life for its residents.
Perfectly poised to enjoy greener modes of travel with its own network of new cycling and pedestrian routes, Knights Park occupies an enviable setting within the new district of Eddington. Located an 11-minute cycle ride away from Cambridge city centre, this unique development is host to a stunning selection of houses, apartments, and villas. Complemented by new Hyatt Centric and Turing Locke hotels, Ofsted rated Outstanding University of Cambridge Primary School & Nursery, shops and cafés, a market square, a community centre, sports facilities and over 123 acres of open green space – Knights Park undoubtedly ticks the box for those seeking more than just a home.
The Knights Park development has been thoughtfully crafted with sustainability and ecology in mind, boasting beautiful green landscapes, nature havens and a unique range of environmentally protective features woven into all aspects of the development. Impressively built to the Code for Sustainable Homes Level 5 and Lifetime Homes Standard, every home has been designed to minimise residents’ carbon footprint and reduce energy bills. Temperature-efficient triple glazing ensures homes are cool in the summer and warm in the winter, whilst solar panels create eco-friendly electricity and smart meters allow residents to monitor their energy usage. Noteworthy attributes include a district energy centre providing instant heat and hot water to each property, reducing energy waste and CO2 emissions. The development houses one of the UK’s largest rainwater recycling systems as well as an underground refuse and recycling centre, removing the need for unsightly household wheelie bins.
Dr Gemma Jerome, Director of Building with Nature said: “Knights Park delivers a new neighbourhood which will act as a benchmark for development for years to come. Without compromising on the design quality of the built environment, Knights Park successfully demonstrates what is possible when a scheme positively responds to the climate and ecological emergency, meeting the needs of both the existing and future local communities.”
Rebecca Littler, Group Sales & Marketing Director at The Hill Group comments: “Knights Park has been a tremendous success and has been incredibly well-received by Cambridge’s local community. We are very proud to be at the forefront of delivering one of the UK’s most sustainable new neighbourhoods that already offers so much to its residents. With 161 completions to date and a number of phases yet to be launched at Knights Park, we look forward to being able to offer more opportunities for homebuyers to make this very unique and impressive destination the place they call home.”
Thanks to more than 50 hectares of green open space that surrounds the development, residents can thoroughly enjoy a location that is both convenient and tranquil. A local sports pitch, running track and tennis courts are a great place to burn off some energy and for keen gardeners, Eddington also benefits from its very own allotments. Storeys Field Community Centre hosts a variety of events that create the perfect opportunity for neighbours to get together.
Around 2,000 trees, plants and brambles have been planted so far, helping to encourage the local flora and fauna whilst a variety of roosting boxes have been erected to encourage swifts, house sparrows, and starlings as well as bats. The lakes and lagoons at Brook Leys, on the edge of Eddington, provide a striking natural landscape, whilst also delivering further habitats for local wildlife.
Connections from Knights Park are enviable. Residents can reach Cambridge Train Station in just 18 minutes by bike, and from here owners can travel to Stanstead Airport in 30 minutes, Peterborough in 49 minutes and London Kings Cross in just under an hour. Via car, residents are just four minutes from the M11, connecting to the wider motorway network. Park-and-ride bus services also connect the district of Eddington to Cambridge city centre.
Prices at Knights Park start from £339,950, with selected homes available to purchase with the new
Deposit Unlock scheme.
For further information about Knights Park, visit www.knightspark-eddington.co.uk or call 01223 607200.