In 2014, Trumpington Meadows beat 147 other schemes to win The Evening Standard's new homes award for 'Best Large Development'. The judges said that the development "raises the bar" for the next generation of communities, describing it as "a 21st century Welwyn Garden City".
Creating a great place
Our master plan is designed to create a place that's appealing, distinctive and sustainable. Eighty per cent of the site is open space including a riverside country park, natural play areas, playgrounds, orchards and allotments.
We aim to create a true community in the traditional sense, seamlessly integrating with the existing village of Trumpington, with a range of different sizes and types of homes, as well as joint amenities.
The site has strong sustainability criteria with excellent public transport links and exemplar standards for Code for Sustainable Homes at Level 4.
Barratt (Eastern Countries) is delivering the housing, the majority of which is made up of three to four-bedroom family homes, alongside smaller units aimed at first-time buyers and downsizers. Forty per cent of homes will be affordable, to be managed by Bedfordshire Pilgrims Housing Association.
The first residents moved into Trumpington Meadows in May 2012 and since then more than 400 families have moved in to the new community.
Barratt Homes is expected to complete the final phase of housing in 2019.