Thousands of people flocked to the North West Cambridge Development to see the newest area of the city as part of the Open Cambridge weekend on 9 September 2017.

Approximately 4,000 people visited Open Eddington in the first weekend that saw the new district of Eddington accessible to the public.

Visitors took part in over 25 different events led by the renowned architects, professionals, and development partners who have all contributed to creating this new place.

Highlights included walking tours with architects and ecologist, a Roman Street Party inspired by the archaeology of the site, and tours of the Energy Centre to highlight the development’s sustainable District Heating Network.

Project Director of the North West Cambridge Development Heather Topel commented: “We are extremely proud to have opened Eddington, a new part of Cambridge, to the local community. This was a real celebration of the near-completion of phase one of the North West Cambridge Development, which has seen the creation of 700 homes for University key worker staff, community facilities, 700 market homes, a post-graduate student complex of 325 student rooms, as well as parklands, cycleways and infrastructure.

“This marked the culmination of over a decade of hard work from thousands of people. The day really illustrated the depth and breadth of our project ethos and the University and City’s joint ambitions to create a sustainable community of exceptional design quality at Eddington.

“We were thrilled to see so many of our neighbours, friends and supporters exploring Eddington. It was wonderful to see project architects, consultants and partners sharing the detail of their involvement in this exemplar development and having fun."

If you missed Open Eddington and are keen to explore, you can download your free self-guided walking tour map here.