Our vision

Watch swans on the lake
Listen to the sounds round the lake

The future of living is here

Step out of your door into nature and experience the unique place that is Waterbeach: with its beautiful landscape giving residents instant access to an active, healthy lifestyle. With sustainability at its core, it’s easy to explore the network of carefully planned cycling and walking routes.

Thoughtfully crafted to meet the needs of modern living, from design and services to quality of life, Waterbeach sets the bar high to ensure a truly spectacular place that delivers the highest standards for first residents as well as generations to come.

lake with trees reflecting

From day one

Waterbeach builds from a strong legacy from the Royal Engineers, which has shaped this exceptional place. The stunning lake and mature woodlands provide the perfect foundation to ensure the new community feels at home from day one: from sitting by the lake to enjoying new play spaces in the established woods, and a reenergised sports hall and studio with groups and activities every night of the week and a lively Community Market each month.

New spaces coming forward include play spaces for the young at heart of all ages, and extensive walking and cycling routes. And the first phase will also see the first primary school and pre-school, local centre with shops and café, alongside pop-up space for events and activities by the lake.

As Waterbeach grows, each phase will deliver the amenities, facilities and green spaces people need: developing a future town centre with health centre, shops, secondary school and new parks and play spaces, sports pitches and community centres. This will come forward alongside cycling and bus infrastructure and new spaces and habitats for nature.

6500 new homes available to buy or rent, with affordable options

Sustainable travel hub, and extensive on and off site cycle connection

250 acres of green space enhanced and improved for sports leisure and recreation

Town centre with health centre, shops and services

5 new schools three primary schools, a secondary school and a special needs school

Cycle first

Cambridgeshire is one of the best places in the country to cycle and early investment in cycle connections is helping make Waterbeach one of the best-connected destinations to get about on two wheels.

The first phase of Waterbeach will deliver over 20km of footpaths and cycleways, including routes within the development and connections to neighbouring communities, employment centres and Cambridge city centre, including along Mere Way and the improved cycle route along the A10 and the new cycle bridge connecting them.

bridge over the a10 for cyclists

Living sustainably with nature

Creating a place for people and nature to co-exist in harmony is an intrinsic part of Waterbeach’s philosophy.

As well as enhancing habitats and ensuring a biodiversity net gain for nature, we’ve given careful consideration to how we can help those living and working at Waterbeach to reduce their carbon footprint.

As well as a new Sustainable Travel Hub with frequent bus connections, cycle hire and repair, and a Park&Ride loop, we are embedding sustainability into the way of living at Waterbeach with water and energy efficient homes as well as renewable energy and car charging points in homes and public buildings.

Enhancing ecology

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