Hill and Marshall get green light for second phase of Cambridge scheme

The joint venture partnership between Hill Group and Marshall Group Properties has secured full reserved matters planning permission for the second phase of the Marleigh development in Cambridge.


The £85m GDV phase two will deliver 421 new mixed-tenure houses and additional public spaces, with construction of the new homes due to start in early 2022.

The properties will benefit from a range of energy-saving and carbon reducing features, including fabric first designs, air-source heat pumps and photovoltaics. 

In addition, the second phase of the scheme will deliver accessible outdoor areas, including The Titch, a new garden square in the centre of the community. 

Extensive cycle parking provisions have also been incorporated for all residents, including the apartment buildings, each with a dedicated secure bike store close to the entrance.

The second part of the project will run in conjunction with the first phase of the scheme currently underway, which will deliver 547 new homes and a range of community facilities, such as a primary school, a nursery, a market square and a community centre over the next five years.

Andy Hill, chief executive at The Hill Group, said: "We are delighted to have secured planning for the delivery of more homes and community facilities in this exciting new neighbourhood in East Cambridge, which has attracted a broad mix of buyers already.

"We have an unwavering commitment to supporting the wider Cambridge local economy, and it has been excellent to see our efforts supported through this latest approval."

Richard Howe, managing director at Marshall Group Properties, added: "Our vision is to deliver a new vibrant and sustainable community at Marleigh, centred around exceptional shared facilities and green spaces. 

“We are pleased to be working with Hill Group once again on this second phase and are very much looking forward to starting work on-site in the new year."

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