Arbour Square - Kilkenny Avenue

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Arbour Square – Kilkenny Avenue, Ely

Formerly known as Kilkenny Avenue, Arbour Square has been rebranded to create an identity for the development that is more than just a road name. Arbour Square will be used more broadly to refer to the development as a whole, capturing the different phases of the refurbishment project too. The site is well established with trees and open green spaces, making Arbour Square the perfect name for this community.

These 92 former MoD homes are located in a desirable residential location adjacent to the Princess of Wales Hospital, Ely. The project includes 15 shared-ownership affordable homes at Simeon Close for local people. Close to central City amenities and services, Arbour Square benefits from Ely’s road and rail connections with the train station an important interchange point between Cambridge and London – and beyond.

Ely is renowned for its medieval cobblestone streets, grand 12th-century Cathedral and a string of pretty riverside restaurants and gardens. Little wonder Ely is regularly praised for packing a lot of charm and character into its compact size.  This historic allure of Ely meets modernity at Arbour Square, with stylish homes that complement the small town’s rurality.

We commenced Phase One of the site by refurbishing and modernising the ex-MoD properties whilst capturing the location’s character.  Property sizes on the scheme range from 2-bedroom to 4-bedroom; it also includes enhanced landscaping and improved parking. The community in Ely has been kept involved throughout the development, and the site now boasts a refurbished tennis court and beautifully maintained open green spaces. Replenishing the homes and land has revitalised the community, and over half the properties are now occupied by new residents.

The project has been supported by the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority, who provided funding of £24.4 million. East Cambridgeshire District Council granted an additional loan of £1.5 million.

Number of homes: 88 (rising to 92)

Partners: Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Combined Authority www.cambridgeshirepeterborough-ca.gov.uk and East Cambridgeshire District Council www.eastcambs.gov.uk
Architects: Ingelton Wood Martindales https://www.iwmartindales.co.uk
Selling Agents: Cheffins https://www.cheffins.co.uk/
To enquire about the availability of homes on this development, contact
Cheffins’ Ely office ely@cheffins.co.uk T: 01353 654900

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