Blog: Year in review
Look back at 2020
As Eddington enters its fourth year, the community continues to grow and develop.
The COVID-19 pandemic has made this year a challenging and unusual one, but we are proud of what the Eddington team and community has achieved.
Operations Director Warren Forsyth said: “Before the COVID-19 pandemic, we had been working very hard to provide activities and events to bring residents and neighbours together. Observing government guidance and keeping Eddington safe has meant stalling this work and acknowledging we could not achieve what we wanted to do in terms of helping Eddington grow as a place throughout 2020.
“However, this has not stopped Eddington from developing and I think that is a testament to the resilience of our residents and how they are still keen for Eddington to be a new community embedded in Cambridge.”
Highlights from 2020 include:
- The opening of Dulcedo Eddington in October 2020, offering freshly baked breads, fresh coffee, croissants, chocolates, desserts and more.
- The return of foodPark to Eddington from July 2020, with a variety of food vans in Market Square every Wednesday evening and Saturday lunchtime.
- In September proposals were released for the upcoming Phase 2 Infrastructure works, which will continue to be developed next year.
- The year saw Eddington host a series of virtual and socially distanced events, including the Storey’s Field Centre being lit up to honour NHS staff and key workers and celebrate Diwali.
Eddington’s first phase comprises 700 homes for key University staff, a post-graduate student complex for 325 students, and facilities to support the local community, including the community centre, primary school, supermarket, shop, parklands, play areas and sports fields, as well as infrastructure to support connectivity for the development.