Leisure and community

Life at Waterbeach Barracks will be full of energy, health and wellbeing. Waterbeach has a strong legacy of community; working, living and enjoying the land. This spirit provides the nucleus of the modern, sustainable and well-connected settlement being created.

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Joining a thriving community

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people enjoying pizza outside at Waterbeach outdoor cinema
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With the village of Waterbeach on the doorstep, residents and visitors will join a lively and thriving community with shops, café and pub, around the traditional village green and leisure routes to explore alongside the new facilities planned at Waterbeach Barracks.

What's coming in the first phase

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The first primary school, 1,600 homes, first phase of health and library provision, shops, café and amenities around the lake and within a local centre are all designed to support new residents. 25 play areas, four community orchards, allotments and a number of areas for ‘edible streets’, sports pitches, including two football pitches and a rugby pitch will encourage a healthy and active community.

Lakeside

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The first phase will see the opening up of the 23 acre lake, with waterside amenities along with running and cycle routes around the lake and woodland, all designed to support healthy lifestyles in the new and surrounding communities. As you look across the vista, you will see a haven for kingfishers, rare pondskaters and other native species. Alongside them, you will find quiet corners to sit and watch nature in all its glory. 

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