Welcome to Athena

Athena is the Greek goddess of wisdom and inspiration, and the patron goddess of heroic endeavour – and we think, a fitting name for Cambridge and these stunning new homes.

Athena is part of the ambitious project by the University of Cambridge to deliver a new neighbourhood for Cambridge; one that provides new homes both for sale and for university key workers and academic staff; a sustainable community offering a high quality of life.

Hill is constructing the open market housing at this eagerly awaited new neighbourhood and will comprise studios, one, two and three bedroom apartments and two, three and four bedroom houses, all constructed to the Code for Sustainable Homes Level 5.

Located just two miles by bike from Cambridge’s market square, and equivalent in size to ninety full size football pitches or 150 times the size of Trafalgar Square, this new district will be called Eddington; so named after the renowned astronomer, mathematician and physicist Sir Arthur Eddington.  His observations confirmed some key predictions of Einstein’s Theory of Relativity and led to its general acceptance; he was also a Cambridge alumnus and resident in the local area in the early part of the twentieth century.

Within and around Eddington will be a range of community facilities to support this new neighborhood which includes the University of Cambridge Primary School, Storey’s Field community centre, a Sainsbury’s supermarket, smaller retails shops around the market square, a 4 star hotel which is likely to include a restaurant and gym facilities open to all, a GP surgery, sports pitches and parklands.

The new primary school which opened on Eddington Avenue in September 2015 is run by the University of Cambridge. Its future intake will be almost exclusively from the children living at Eddington. For further information on the University of Cambridge Primary school, please click here.

Working with award-winning architects Alison Brooks and Pollard Thomas Edwards, the apartments and houses at Athena will demonstrate all the qualities that have made us WhatHouse? Housebuilder of the Year; passion, attention to detail and quality of design.

The first apartments and houses will launch for sale in September 2017, with the first apartments anticipated to be available to move into Autumn 2018 and the first houses during Winter 2018.

Register your interest below to be amongst the first to receive Athena updates and your invitation to our pre-view in September.

For further information about North West Cambridge Development, please visit http://www.nwcambridge.co.uk


North West Cambridge is an ambitious project by the University of Cambridge to create an outstanding new extension to the city, a lasting neighbourhood built to support an exemplary sustainable quality of life.

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Part of each home in Eddington and each life at Athena, sustainability is woven into the fabric.
The best and latest in sustainable living is embedded into its design and delivery, beginning with solid construction, triple glazing and insulation to keep the heating, and the bills down.

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Designed in collaboration with two renowned architectural practices, Pollard Thomas Edwards and Alison Brooks Architects, Athena is being built with familiar materials and textures.

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