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Mayor Opens New Play Area

26 September 2017

MAYOR OPENS NEW PLAY AREA AT GREAT KNEIGHTON

The Mayor of Cambridge, Councillor George Pippas, recently visited Countryside’s Great Kneighton development in Cambridge to celebrate 10 years since planning was first submitted for the site.  After officially opening Roseum Gardens, a new park and play area, the Mayor was taken on an exclusive tour of the development, and given an insight to how Countryside has successfully established this thriving new community.

Accompanied by representatives from Countryside, the Mayor was taken on a tour of two of the residential developments at Great Kneighton, Abode and Novo, to view the exciting new homes available. The remarkable integrated mixed-use development is now almost complete, comprising residential, educational, social and commercial places for its growing community to call home.

On his visit, the Mayor of Cambridge, Councillor George Pippas, commented: “I am delighted to have been invited back to Great Kneighton to see the fantastic progress that has been made since my last visit. It was great to meet the team involved in the site, and see that the homes and community facilities that were envisaged at the early planning stages have been delivered.”

Marc Jellis, Sales Manager of Countryside’s New Homes & Communities Central Division, comments:
“We are delighted to have had the opportunity to welcome the Mayor of Cambridge, Councillor George Pippas, to our developments at Great Kneighton, to celebrate 10 years since planning was submitted. Over that time, Great Kneighton has evolved into a vibrant place to live and is home to a genuinely flourishing community. With an extensive range of properties to suit a variety of buyers, plus the new community facilities, we believe the community will continue to thrive.”

Situated in South Cambridge, within easy access of the universities, research and business parks, Abode and Novo enjoy a prime location. As part of the wider Great Kneighton community, the developments benefit from an extensive range of facilities, including the newly opened Trumpington Community College and Trumpington Park Primary School, as well as a 120-acre country park. Hobson’s Park will offer plenty to keep residents active, including a skate park, children’s adventure play area and 1km trim trail. Further amenities will include a community centre, medical centre, shops, public library, café, offices, allotments, exercise facilities and sports pitches.



Abode comprises an impressive collection of four and five-bedroom homes. The exceptional Whitworth house design is a beautifully designed four-bedroom family home, with thoughtful detailing throughout. The ground floor features a fully integrated double garage, and the large kitchen/dining and family area boasts elegant double French doors which open out onto the large courtyard. A home office completes this level.

Upstairs, the large living room has access to the expansive terrace, and features a wood burner, for a warming touch. Two double bedrooms are featured on this level too. The master suite can be found on the second floor, elegantly designed with a dressing room, and luxurious en suite bathroom. There is access to an expansive rooftop terrace through the final bedroom, ideal for relaxing in the evening.

In its final phase, Novo offers a limited number of four-bedroom homes overlooking the beautifully landscaped square, Roseum Gardens, all boasting flexible living spaces with the high specification Countryside is renowned for.

Abode and Novo are located close to the Great Kneighton access point for the award winning Cambridgeshire Guided Busway. Providing fast and frequent journeys to the city centre, the Cambridgeshire Guided Busway also links to Cambridge train station. From the train station there are regular services to London’s Liverpool Street and King’s Cross stations, as well as to Stansted Airport.  By car, the M11 is only a few minutes away. 

Prices for the four-bedroom Whitworth house design at Abode are available from £1,150,000. For more information on Abode visit www.abodecambridge.co.uk or call 01223 846 650.  Prices for the four-bedroom Castello house design at Novo start from £699,995. For more information please call 01223 930688 or visit www.countryside-properties.com.

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