From authors and poets to philosophers and mathematicians, Cambridge is historically a place of great thinkers.

To this day, it is an epicentre of science, business and especially technology, with an abundance of both web development and biotech talent. Cambridge has one of the fastest-growing economies in the country and that is only set to continue making it a brilliant place to live and work. With a vibrant city centre and nearby green space, Cambridge, and in particular our new Waterbeach development, is perfectly placed to provide that all important work life balance.

Cala at Waterbeach is part of a growing new community six miles north of Cambridge, which strikes a unique balance between sustainable living, with biodiverse green spaces and eco-friendly travel options, and all the convenience and connections required for modern professional life in Cambridge. Our development is home to a selection of 1 and 2 bedroom apartments and 3 and 4 bedroom houses, offering the ideal access to Cambridge’s professional epicentre yet an escape from the every day.



Careers in Cambridge

A huge draw for those looking to move to the area from a career perspective are branches of Google, Facebook, Apple, Amazon and Microsoft, five of the biggest tech companies in the world. Prospective residents with careers in STEM will also find Cambridge Research Park, Addenbrooke’s Hospital and the Cambridge Science Park, all conveniently located nearby Cala at Waterbeach.

Cambridge Research Park is a self-contained community of offices, laboratories, hi-tech and industrial accommodation. The quality of the park and its ability to support enterprise provides an unrivalled environment for businesses in Cambridge. Cambridge Science Park comprises 150 acres, 1.7 million sq ft of high technology and laboratory buildings and is home to 7000 people at over 170 companies, ranging from exciting start-ups to some of the world's leading technology businesses.

Addenbrooke’s Hospital provides emergency, surgical and medical care for the Cambridge community and is also a regional centre of excellence for specialist services such as organ transplantation, neurosciences, paediatrics and genetics.

For business, tech, science and medical professionals looking for new homes in Cambridge, our Waterbeach development is conveniently located and accessible in under 15 minutes by car from the Research and Science Parks and under half an hour from Addenbrooke’s Hospital.

Waterbeach is an ideal choice for those looking to call Cambridgeshire home. The focus on wellbeing and the active lifestyle the development lends itself to is ideal in helping establish that all important work life balance. Here’s just some of the elements of life at Waterbeach which help to create harmony between work and wellbeing.


Walks in and around Waterbeach

The new Waterbeach homes in Cambridge benefit from 59 acres of open space, offering numerous possibilities for unwinding and enjoying the great outdoors after a busy day at work, and perfect for some Cambridge sightseeing.

Waterbeach train station is an ideal starting point for walks in and around the area, with easy access to strolls along the famous Cambridge River Cam. From here you can pick up the Fen Rivers Way and follow a waymarked trail along the river to Milton Fen.

Milton Country Park is also closeby, home to 100 acres of lakes and gardens with multiple footpaths and cycle trails to explore as you escape the nine to five.


Working out the Waterbeach way

There are plenty of Cambridge gyms and health clubs for Waterbeach residents to choose from and join fitness groups.

The Sports Hall is complete with four badminton courts, a basketball court and an indoor football pitch and plays host to a range of local groups and clubs, bringing the Waterbeach community together for fun and fitness.

The Playground is Waterbeach’s refurbished Army assault course, built on nine pre-existing obstacles, including an 11ft brick wall, a water jump and a towering 20ft rope climb, with the addition of a further 20 obstacles to create the 1km long course. A popular challenge with Waterbeach locals brave enough to take it on, this is a top Cambridge tourist attraction!

For something a little more tranquil, the 23-acre lake which sits at the heart of Waterbeach provides the perfect setting for water sports and activities including paddle boarding, kayaking and wild swimming. A perfect way to wash off the workday.


Wining and dining in Cambridge

Whether you’re looking for a picturesque Cambridge café or a romantic spot on the river for dinner and drinks, you’ll be spoilt for choice in Cambridge city centre, just a 20- minute drive from Waterbeach.

If you’re looking closer to home for a post-work treat, there are great places to eat in Waterbeach, from traditional pubs like The White Horse to more indie eateries like The Gali, a restaurant and bar serving tapas style food and fine wines on the final Friday of every month.

With regular street food markets soon to become a staple way of life at the new Waterbeach development, locals will have the perfect opportunity to meet up and sample some delicious local produce. Plus, the green space to the north of Waterbeach lake is set to become a vibrant waterside location for new bars and bistros, so there are always things to do in Cambridge.


Whether you're looking for your first home, a larger space for your growing family, or looking to downsize, it’s easy to see why those who are looking for an ideal work life balance in Cambridge find their way to Waterbeach.

For more information on our homes in Cambridge, head to our Waterbeach page or contact our sales team on 01223 790 344 to make an enquiry.

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