Building a community is important at the North West Cambridge Development and we will be welcoming neighbours and interested parties on site to a variety of organised events which will be aimed at enhancing people’s understanding of the sense of place that we hope to create.

July 2015


EAT Festival

Saturday 4 July 5pm-10pm

Gravel Hill Farm will be the venue for the Foodpark Night Market featuring the best local street food, live music and a pop-up bar. 

Price £3. 

More details read our news story

For tickets visit foodPark

September 2015

Open Cambridge - SOLD OUT

Friday 11 September 2015, 4pm-5pm

Heather Topel, Deputy Project Director gives a talk on the North West Cambridge Development 

Part of Open Cambridge

Free to attend. 

For more information visit:

This event is now sold out. 

CIOB members visit

Wednesday 16 September, 6pm-7.45pm. 

Gravel Hill Farm, Madingley Rise, Madingley Road, Cambridge CB3 0FU

The CIOB are hosting a members event which will include a talk and site tour.

Booking is essential. Click here for more information:

Alumni Festival

Friday 25 September 4pm-5pm

Gravel Hill Farm Community Room, Madingley Rise, Madingley Road, CB3 0FU

For Cambridge Alumni Festival 2015, Heather Topel, Deputy Project Director, gives a talk on the North West Cambridge Development - it's design principles and the progress on site. 

For more information visit

October 2015


Saturday 3 October, 2015.  5pm-10pm

Gravel Hill Farm will be the venue for the foodPark Night Market featuring the best local street food, live music and a pop-up bar. 

Price £3 Adults. Children Free. 

For more information visit foodPark  and book your tickets here

Artists in Residence Talk 2015 at the Festival of Ideas with Ruth Ewan, Lise Autogena and Joshua Portway

October 19th 2015 - 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
The Sainsbury Laboratory, Lecture Theatre, Cambridge University, Bateman Street CB2 1LR


The Habitation Artist Residency Programme forms the backbone of the public art strategy for the North West Cambridge Development. The artists are the first inhabitants of the site and participate in research collaborations with University of Cambridge departments to produce a range of creative responses that engender a sense of place for the new community.

The programme encourages collaboration between artists and departments within the University. In this, the third year of residencies, Lise Autogena and Joshua Portway are working work with The Sainsbury Laboratory and Ruth Ewan with the North West Cambridge Development Project Team. Join the artists at the Sainsbury Laboratory as they talk about their work and their Residency research.

This event is free but booking is required

Book Here

Venue Information

Please note that other than two disabled parking spaces, there is no parking available at the Sainsbury Laboratory. Entrance to the Lab is from 47 Bateman Street, next to St Mary's School's Art Centre. The gravel driveway next to the art centre leads to the main gates of the lab. Press the button labelled Reception. Our security guard or receptionist will unlock the gate. A buzzer will sound. Push the gate open. Turn left. The Sainsbury Laboratory is down the driveway on your 

Autumn Festival by Market Square Group - CANCELLED

Unfortunately, this event has been cancelled due to circumstances beyond the NWCD's control. (19 October 2015). 


Market Square Group will bring an Autumn Festival to Gravel Hill Farm on Saturday 31 October and Sunday 1 November 2015

Food fayre, craft workshops, beer festival and entertainment for all the family will be available. 

There will also be entertainment for the children including apple bobbing (after all it is Halloween weekend), pin the tail on the donkey and much more. There will be interesting traditional craftsmen workshops taking place throughout the two days in the barn for you to admire and even have a go.

There is no parking at the venue so we encourage travel by public transport, on foot or by cycle.
Cycle parking is available on site.
(The Madingley Road Park and Ride is also close )

Saturday 31 October, 10am-9pm

Sunday 1 November, 11am-6pm


In advance: adults £4.50; children 8 years plus £2.00; children under 8 free. Family ticket (2 plus 2) £10. 

On the door: adults £5.50; children 8 years plus £3.00; children under 8 free. Family ticket (2 plus 2) £15. 

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