The scheme Abode at Great Kneighton is a large-scale housing development containing 450 sustainable new homes on the edge of Cambridge. Built on the former Clay Farm site, it is a key part of a major new housing and mixed use community by Countryside Properties. Planning consent was gained in 2011 and the project is currently on site.
The overall development will eventually provide up to 2,250 new homes, extensive strategic open space, accompanying provision of education facilities, sports and recreation, health and community facilities and local shopping facilities. The design consists of a hierarchy of spaces and housing types to suit different parts of the development. This approach both gives form to existing infrastructure and a formal sense of arrival at the entrance to the site, before moving sequentially towards a more relaxed architectural language that is integrated with the neighbouring countryside at the edge of the development.