Our vision

Waterbeach Barracks is about creating a new way of living. The design principles that underpin the development respond to what people value: from green space around you; to well designed schools and healthcare close by; shops, cafes and bars on the doorstep of your future-proofed home, alongside options to get to the City – whether Cambridge or London – for work or leisure easily. Urban&Civic have been working with local partners and communities to create a new community with strong foundations and high quality design to support healthy, sustainable living, within a rich landscape.


A vibrant life


Waterbeach Barracks will offer something for everyone. It’s a place that promotes health and wellbeing, through the green space all around you and the amenities and facilities on your doorstep. With play areas just a short scoot away, running loops to enjoy or walking routes to explore at your own pace, the development will also offer a modern new Health Centre. With a lively café culture coming forward around the Lake, and civic squares which will host shops, galleries, and amenities and space for exciting visiting events, the new community, will nestle into the rich and diverse cultural calendars both in the surrounding villages  and the City just a short cycle away.

250 acres

of green space enhanced and improved for sports leisure and recreation

5 new schools

including three primary schools, a secondary school and a special needs school

6500 new homes

available to buy or rent, with affordable options


Waterbeach Barracks is forging connections which support the wider area. With 40km of cycleway ensuring a cycle first community, the first major piece of infrastructure to be delivered will create a cycle connection directly to Cambridge Science Park and on to the City. The first phase includes a Sustainable Travel Hub on the A10, which will connect up new Park&Ride services to Cambridge; shuttle bus services to Waterbeach Rail station; and bike and e-bike hire to switch to the short cycle into the Science Park or City. 

Biodiversity and sustainability


The inherited legacy of 250 acres of mature and diverse landscape is what sets Waterbeach apart. From the 23 acres lake to the mature woodland and wide open spaces which will become future parks, Waterbeach Barracks will give residents instant access to an active, healthy lifestyle.

With a range of projects to protect and enhance habitats and support key plant and animal species to flourish, the development not only offers healthy futures for people but for nature too, with a commitment to deliver a net gain for biodiversity in each phase, working with and monitored by the Wildlife Trust and Natural Cambridgeshire.