Ipswich-based ISG wins £10m contract to build new community facility outside Cambridge

A drawing of the new mixed-use community facility to built at Clay Farm, near Cambridge, by Ipswich-

A drawing of the new mixed-use community facility to built at Clay Farm, near Cambridge, by Ipswich-based ISG. - Credit: Archant

The Ipswich-based regional arm of construction services group ISG has secured a contract worth around £10million to build a multi-use community facility near Cambridge.

The development, on the Clay Farm site outside Trumpington, within the city’s Southern Fringe growth area, is being carried out for a range of stakeholders including Cambridge City Council, Cambridgeshire County Council and housing and health partners and will ultimately serve a community of around 4,000 homes, with a new secondary school and two primary schools.

The five-storey, mixed-use building will provide a range of public services including a medical centre, library, community rooms and 20 flats.

Its design incorporates high specification building materials, with roof-mounted photovoltaic cells to generate electricity and a green roof area to absorb CO2 and reduce the effects of surface run off.

Liam Duffy, ISG’s regional director – east, said: “The extension of Cambridge’s guided busway and the creation of public realm space at Clay Farm has paved the way for this next stage in the development of the city’s Southern Fringe growth area.

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“This new facility is a signature building and a major investment by the council in the creation of a vibrant and sustainable new community and we are delighted to be playing a key role in the realisation of this exciting vision for Cambridge’s future.”

Richard Johnson, executive Councillor for community, arts and recreation at Cambridge City Council, added: “The Clay Farm multi-use community facility is an ambitious project that will be the jewel in the crown of the new Southern Fringe development, bringing together a new neighbourhood under one roof.

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“Cambridge City Council is proud to take a leading role in the development, investing in a facility that will be sustainable and of very high quality – and will deliver a long-lasting benefit to the community and the city of Cambridge at large.”

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