Skanska brings Scandinavian-designed homes to Cambridge

Posted on 22 Apr 2012

Seven Acres is a new development of 128 beautiful, spacious, easy-to-run homes being built at Great Kneighton, Trumpington in Cambridge, by Scandinavian house builder Homes by Skanska.  Seventy houses and 58 apartments comprising a mix of 3 and 4 bed family homes and 1 and 2 bed apartments make up the development.

On site construction recently commenced and Jamie Wilding, the development manager at Seven Acres and Martin Clark, project manager, laid the first bricks at the site. âہ“Seeing the first bricks laid is a significant moment as it means our vision for building new homes in Cambridge is now becoming reality.  Seven Acres has been designed around people, a place where families can thrive and people enjoy their surroundingsâ€Â commented Jamie.

The properties are generously sized and contemporary architecture that incorporates energy efficiency is second nature at Seven Acres.  Skanska's new homes are high quality and built to Scandinavian principles.  This means open-plan, spacious rooms with clean, modern lines, large windows to let in lots of natural light, plenty of built-in storage and timber flooring finishes throughout.

All the homes are built to level 4 of the code for sustainable homes and will be based on the soundest sustainable practices. Thick wall insulation, triple glazed windows and photovoltaic panels on the roofs mean that the homes are 25% more energy efficient, resulting in lower heating and electricity costs.

Jamie Wilding continued; âہ“Interest in Seven Acres is already high with a number of reservations having been taken by the Homes by Skanska sales team.  Potential buyers say they are delighted by the blend of Scandinavian modernity with traditional English materials. We have attracted buyers all keenly focused on the sustainability aspects.â€Â

The first buyer of a town house said; âہ“Of the new developments coming up in Cambridge, I was drawn to Skanska's scheme because of the eco-concept.  Eco-building is common in other parts of Europe and Japan, with people reaping the benefits of features such as solar panels, which generate electricity in their homes and even allows home owners to sell back any surplus. I don't know why Britain has been slower to adopt this approach, as these properties help to reduce energy consumption and our bills!  Skanska is setting the trend in the UK.â€Â

This is Skanska's first residential development in the UK but the company is responsible for building 30 St Mary Axe, known as The Gherkin in The City of London and last year was named the Greenest company across all industries by The Sunday Times.


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