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22 April, 2020 - 13:28 By Kate Sweeney

Ex-Cambridge Squash Club sale paves way for affordable new homes

The former Cambridge Squash Club has been sold for an undisclosed figure – potentially paving the way for nearly 30 new homes.

The 1.56 acre site in Histon Road, which also includes a residential dwelling and offices, has been redundant for more than five years. It has now been sold to local developer Laragh Homes in a deal led by Savills Cambridge.

Cambridge City Council has previously granted planning permission for 27 new homes to be built on the land – 10 of which have been allocated for affordable housing.

Richard Janes, who leads the dDevelopment team at Savills Cambridge, said the site generated plenty of interest among potential buyers. 

“This was a rare opportunity to purchase a plot of land in an already well-established residential area of Cambridge,” he said. 

“As such we had significant interest from a number of potential purchasers – demonstrating the continued strength of demand for well-connected sites close to good amenities and schools in and around the city centre.

“The squash club had been out of use for some time and we’re delighted that we’ve been able to play a role in bringing the site back to use, providing some much needed new homes for the area.”

Laragh’s managing director Simon Somerville-Large added: “We are enormously proud to be leading the regeneration of this unique Cambridge location. 

“The Mews, Histon Road, will bring brand-new quality homes to the area and provide integral affordable housing for the city, together with sensitively spaced designs, large gardens and strong eco credentials.”

• IMAGE: An artist's impression of what the new homes will look like at Cambridge Squash Club 1 - COPYRIGHT LARAGH HOMES

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