Trumpington Residents'
Association
Trumpington Village Sign unveiled June 2010, designed by Sheila Betts.
The Clay Farm Centre and
Hobson Square
The first day of opening of the Clay Farm Centre: Hobson
Square entrance. Photo: Andrew Roberts, 4 April 2018.
This is one of a series of pages about Clay Farm.

The Clay Farm Centre opened on 4 April 2018 (email). The centre is around 3700 sq m, with Clay Farm Library, a cafe, hall, multi-use
rooms, meeting rooms, and rooms for social services staff. The building will also house the Trumpington Medical Practice, opening later in
April 2018. The project to develop the Centre was led by Cambridge City Council, the designers were
ADP, appointed in October 2012, and
building work started in April 2015 and was completed in January 2018.

The Centre is adjacent to Hobson Square, a large landscaped square and local shops, at the crossing point of Lime Avenue/Hobson Avenue
and the path from Trumpington village to Addenbrooke's Hospital, close to the Busway and Trumpington Community College. The first
occupant of the shop units will be Gregory's Pharmacy, from late April 2018. The development of Hobson Square was by Countryside, with
construction work by Tamdown, started in June 2014. See also the
public art page.
The site of the square and community centre, from the busway, Clay Farm. Photo: Andrew Roberts, 25 September 2012.
The site of the square and community centre, from the busway.
Photo: Andrew Roberts, 25 September 2012.
The site of the community centre and square, from the path to Addenbrooke's, Clay Farm. Photo: Andrew Roberts, 25 September 2012.
The site of the community centre and square, from the path to
Addenbrooke's. Photo: Andrew Roberts, 25 September 2012.
The site for the square and community centre. Photo: Andrew Roberts, 16 June 2013.
The site for the square and community centre. Photo: Andrew Roberts, 16 June 2013.
The site for the square and community centre. Photo: Andrew Roberts, 16 June 2013.
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Preliminary work on Hobson Square, from the busway, 9 June 2014.
Preliminary work on Hobson Square, from the busway, 9 June 2014.
Preliminary work on the square, from the busway. Photo: Andrew Roberts, 9 June 2014.
Progress with the construction of the square, Clay Farm, 13 August 2014.
Progress with the construction of the square, Clay Farm, 13 August 2014.
Progress with the construction of the square. Photo: Andrew
Roberts, 13 August 2014.
Progress with Hobson Square, Clay Farm, 17 November 2014.
Progress with Hobson Square, Clay Farm, 17 November 2014.
Progress with the construction of the square. Photo: Andrew
Roberts, 17 November 2014.
Progress with Hobson Square, Clay Farm, 17 November 2014.
Progress with Hobson Square, Clay Farm, 17 November 2014.
Progress with Hobson Square and the site for the community centre, Clay Farm, 17 November 2014.
Progress with the boundary around Hobson Square and the site for the community centre, Clay Farm, 17 November 2014.
Progress with Hobson Square and the site for the community centre.
Photo: Andrew Roberts, 17 November 2014.
Looking across the Virido site towards the square, Clay Farm, 8 December 2014.
Looking from the path to the rear of Foster Road towards the new square and busway bridge, Clay Farm, 8 December 2014.
Looking across the Virido site towards the square. Photo: Andrew
Roberts, 8 December 2014.
Countryside sign illustrating the community centre at Hobson Square, 10 April 2015.
Countryside sign illustrating Hobson Square, 10 April 2015.
Countryside sign illustrating the community centre and Hobson
Square. Photo: Andrew Roberts, 10 April 2015.
Preliminary work on the site of the community centre, 10 April 2015.
Preliminary work on the site of the community centre, 10 April 2015.
Preliminary work on the site of the community centre. Photo:
Andrew Roberts, 10 April 2015.
Construction work on the community centre, 12 May 2015.
Pile driving on the community centre, 12 May 2015.
Construction work on the community centre. Photo: Andrew
Roberts, 12 May 2015.
Foundations of the Clay Farm community centre, 6 July 2015.
Foundations of the Clay Farm community centre, 6 July 2015.
Foundations of the community centre. Photo: Andrew Roberts, 6 July 2015.
Hobson Square and work on the Virido development, 31 July 2015.
Progress with the Clay Farm community centre, 31 July 2015.
Hobson Square and work on the Virido development. Photo: Andrew
Roberts, 31 July 2015.
Progress with the Clay Farm community centre. Photo: Andrew
Roberts, 31 July 2015.
Progress with construction of the Clay Farm Centre, 11 September 2015.
Progress with construction of the Clay Farm Centre, 11 September 2015.
Progress with construction of the Clay Farm Centre. Photo: Andrew
Roberts, 11 September 2015.
Progress with construction of the Clay Farm Centre, 11 September 2015.
Progress with construction of the Clay Farm Centre, 11 September 2015.
Construction ceremony at the Clay Farm Centre. Photo: David Plank, 20 October 2015.
Construction ceremony at the Clay Farm Centre. Photo: David Plank, 20 October 2015.
) Construction ceremony at the Clay Farm Centre, view towards the Community College. Photo: David Plank, 20 October 2015.
Construction ceremony at the Clay Farm Centre, Councillor Richard Johnson. Photo: David Plank, 20 October 2015.
Construction ceremony at the Clay Farm Centre, including Councillor
Richard Johnson. Photo: David Plank, 20 October 2015.
Construction ceremony at the Clay Farm Centre. Photo: Richard Patterson, Cambridge News.
Construction ceremony at the Clay Farm Centre: Councillor Richard Johnson. Photo: Richard Patterson, Cambridge News, 20 October 2015.
Construction ceremony at the Clay Farm Centre. Photo: Richard
Patterson, Cambridge News, 20 October 2015.
Construction ceremony at the Clay Farm Centre: Councillor Richard
Johnson. Photo: Richard Patterson, Cambridge News, 20 October
2015.
Construction ceremony at the Clay Farm Centre: Steven Ponting, project manager; Andy Ellis, construction manager; Councillor Richard Johnson; Joerg Poeschus, architect; and Councillor Richard Patterson. Photo: Richard Patterson, Cambridge News, 20 October 2015.
Construction ceremony at the Clay Farm Centre: Councillor Richard Johnson and Councillor Richard Patterson. Photo: Richard Patterson, Cambridge News, 20 October 2015.
Construction ceremony at the Clay Farm Centre: Steven Ponting,
project manager; Andy Ellis, construction manager; Councillor
Richard Johnson; Joerg Poeschus, architect; and Councillor Richard
Patterson. Photo: Richard Patterson, Cambridge News, 20 October
2015.
Construction ceremony at the Clay Farm Centre: Councillor Richard
Johnson and Councillor Richard Patterson. Photo: Richard Patterson,
Cambridge News, 20 October 2015.
Progress with the Clay Farm Centre, 1 November 2015.
Progress with the Clay Farm Centre, 1 November 2015.
Progress with the Clay Farm Centre. Photo: Andrew Roberts, 1
November 2015.
Progress with the Clay Farm Centre. Photo: Andrew Roberts, 16 February 2016.
Progress with the Clay Farm Centre. Photo: Andrew Roberts, 16
February 2016.
Progress with the Clay Farm Centre. Photo: Andrew Roberts, 16 February 2016.
The Clay Farm Centre from Lime Avenue. Photo: Andrew Roberts, 4 March 2016.
Progress with the rear of the Clay Farm Centre. Photo: Andrew Roberts, 6 March 2016.
The Clay Farm Centre from Lime Avenue. Photo: Andrew Roberts, 4
March 2016.
Progress with the rear of the Clay Farm Centre. Photo: Andrew
Roberts, 6 March 2016.
Alison Sutton, Clay Farm Centre manager. Photo: Vicky Hathrell, 28 April 2016.
Interior of the Clay Farm Centre. Photo: Vicky Hathrell, 28 April 2016.
Alison Sutton, Clay Farm Centre
manager. Photo: Vicky Hathrell, 28 April
2016.
Interior of the Clay Farm Centre. Photo: Vicky Hathrell, 28 April 2016.
The Clay Farm Centre from Hobson Square. Photo: Andrew Roberts, 6 March 2016.
The Clay Farm Centre from Hobson Square. Photo: Andrew Roberts,
6 March 2016.
The Clay Farm Centre from Hobson Square. Photo: Andrew Roberts, 6 March 2016.
Hobson Square. Photo: Andrew Roberts, 6 March 2016.
The Clay Farm Centre from Hobson Square. Photo: Andrew Roberts, 6 March 2016.
The Clay Farm Centre from Hobson Square. Photo: Andrew Roberts,
6 March 2016.
Looking towards the Clay Farm Centre and Virido development, Trumpington Community College, Open Evening for residents. Photo: Andrew Roberts, 6 July 2016.
Progress with the Clay Farm Centre. Photo: Andrew Roberts, 11 December 2016.
Looking towards the Clay Farm Centre and Virido development,
Trumpington Community College, Open Evening for residents. Photo:
Andrew Roberts, 6 July 2016.
Progress with the Clay Farm Centre. Photo: Andrew Roberts, 11
December 2016.
The interior of the Clay Farm Centre. Photo: Councillor Richard Johnson, 22 March 2017.
The interior of the Clay Farm Centre. Photo: Councillor Richard
Johnson, 22 March 2017.
The interior of the Clay Farm Centre, the front entrance. Photo: Andrew Roberts, 19 April 2017.
The interior of the Clay Farm Centre, the main hall. Photo: Andrew Roberts, 19 April 2017.
The interior of the Clay Farm Centre, the front entrance and main
hall. Photo: Andrew Roberts, 19 April 2017.
The interior of the Clay Farm Centre, Flexi-space on the First Floor. Photo: Andrew Roberts, 19 April 2017.
TRA Committee members and Alison Sutton on the roof of the Clay Farm Centre. Photo: Andrew Roberts, 19 April 2017.
The interior of the Clay Farm Centre, Flexi-space on the First Floor.
Photo: Andrew Roberts, 19 April 2017.
TRA Committee members and Alison Sutton on the roof of the Clay
Farm Centre. Photo: Andrew Roberts, 19 April 2017.
Looking from the roof of the Clay Farm Centre, north along Lime Avenue and the Community College. Photo: Andrew Roberts, 19 April 2017.
Looking from the roof of the Clay Farm Centre, north along Lime
Avenue and the Community College. Photo: Andrew Roberts, 19
April 2017.
Looking from the roof of the Clay Farm Centre, onto Hobson's
Square and the Busway, Cala and Virido, with foundations being dug
for the art work. Photo: Andrew Roberts, 19 April 2017.
Looking from the roof of the Clay Farm Centre, onto Hobson's Square and the Busway, Cala and Virido, with foundations being dug for the art work. Photo: Andrew Roberts, 19 April 2017.
Constructing the 'Bronze House' sculpture in Hobson Square. Photo: Andrew Roberts, 4 May 2017.
Constructing the 'Bronze House' sculpture in Hobson Square. Photo: Andrew Roberts, 4 May 2017.
Constructing the 'Bronze House' sculpture in Hobson Square. See
also the
public art page. Photo: Andrew Roberts, 4 May 2017.
Looking around the 'Bronze House' sculpture in Hobson Square, immediately after its construction. Photo: Andrew Roberts, 5 May 2017.
) Local residents looking around the 'Bronze House' sculpture in Hobson Square, immediately after its construction. Photo: Andrew Roberts, 5 May 2017.
Looking around the 'Bronze House' sculpture in Hobson Square, immediately
after its construction. Photo: Andrew Roberts, 5 May 2017.
Progress with construction work at the Clay Farm Centre: the main hall. Photo: Andrew Roberts, 12 July 2017.
Progress with construction work at the Clay Farm Centre: cafe kitchen. Photo: Andrew Roberts, 12 July 2017.
Progress with construction work at the Clay Farm Centre: the main
hall and cafe kitchen. Photo: Andrew Roberts, 12 July 2017.
Progress with construction work at the Clay Farm Centre: view from 2nd floor to Hobson Square. Photo: Andrew Roberts, 12 July 2017.
The Clay Farm Centre from Hobson Square. Photo: Andrew Roberts, 12 July 2017.
Progress with construction work at the Clay Farm Centre: view from
2nd floor to Hobson Square. Photo: Andrew Roberts, 12 July 2017.
The Clay Farm Centre from Hobson Square. Photo: Andrew
Roberts, 12 July 2017.
The first day of opening of the Clay Farm Centre: Hobson Square and
north entrances. Photo: Andrew Roberts, 4 April 2018.
The first day of opening of the Clay Farm Centre: Clay Farm Library,
Ground Floor, book stacks with local history photographs. Photo:
Andrew Roberts, 4 April 2018.
The first day of opening of the Clay Farm Centre: the Changing Face
of Trumpington
display. Photo: Andrew Roberts, 4 April 2018.
The Clay Farm Centre staff with Councillor George Pippas, Mayor of
Cambridge and Councillor Zoe O'Connell,
during the Spring Fair held
at the Centre. Photo: Andrew Roberts, 17 March 2018.
The café and Clay Farm Library areas during the Spring Fair at the
Centre. Photo: Andrew Roberts, 17 March 2018.
The Clay Farm Library during the Spring Fair at the Centre. Photo:
Andrew Roberts, 17 March 2018.
Displays in the main hall, Spring Fair at the Centre. Photo: Andrew
Roberts, 17 March 2018.
Trumpington Medical Practice reception area, during the Spring Fair
at the Centre. Photo: Andrew Roberts, 17 March 2018.
Trumpington Medical Practice consulting room, during the Spring Fair
at the Centre. Photo: Andrew Roberts, 17 March 2018.
The Clay Farm Centre: reception area and Clay Farm Library. Photo:
Andrew Roberts, 6 April 2018.
The Clay Farm Library, First Floor, and the Changing Face of
Trumpington
local history display. Photo: Andrew Roberts, 6 April
2018.