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University Staff Housing

An essential part of the vision for Eddington was to help key workers within the University of Cambridge find housing within the city.

To that end, key worker homes are available to rent for qualifying staff members of the University, Colleges and Affiliated Institutions.

These homes are to an exceptionally high standard, designed to last for generations to come. All homes are built to the Code for Sustainable Homes Level 5, with Eddington ultimately having approximately two-thirds of all the homes ever built at this level.

Thoughts from Eddington residents

Kingsley Gale-Sides, one of Eddington’s first residents, said: “Rental prices in Cambridge meant the key worker scheme at Eddington was the only way I could afford to live in a high quality apartment, with generous space, but also in a leafy, pleasant location close to everyday amenities.

The quality of the build here is high meaning the homes offer exceptional value for money. The accommodation is great – bright and airy. I am in a ground floor apartment, which has high ceilings and large windows letting in lots of natural daylight.”

Vikash Singh, who moved to Eddington with his wife Shalu Grewal and their son Vihaan, said: “The community here is wonderful; the kids have each other to play with and a nice play area where you know they are safe.

It’s also very international which is fantastic. We’ve found other families from a similar cultural background as us who we can talk to and really have something in common.”

Lisa Salloway said: “I would never ever be able to afford something like that normally, not on my salary. It was just amazing, it allowed me to be independent and move directly into Cambridge. There was no way I’d be able to do that previously.

“I love the green open spaces; my apartment looks out over the cricket oval and the sunrises over there are amazing. I like the way Eddington is for everyone.”

Kingsley Gale-Sides
Vikash Singh with his family
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