Cambridge, a city famed for its world renowned university, is seeing its global status boosted by Cambridge Science Park which is home to some of the biggest names in the world of science and research. With a new train station also planned for the Science Park, now is an ideal time to invest in a property in Cambridge.
The station, to be called Cambridge Science Park, is set to be built on the Chesterton Sidings site by the Science Park, and is due to open by 2015.With Cambridge attracting immense interest from buyers both locally and internationally, the Government's support for the new £28million train station will serve to further boost the area and improve connections between the park and the city.
Berkeley's prestigious development, Cambridge Riverside, is ideally placed to take advantage of the proposed new transport connection, and it also offers workers at the Science Park a luxury home just eight minutes away by car. The Science Park is home to over 100 renowned companies such as microprocessor designers ARM Holdings, Philips Research, Toshiba Research Europe Ltd and Milton BabyCare.
Occupying a prime location, Cambridge Riverside boasts striking views towards Midsummer Common and the tranquil waters of the River Cam and offers purchasers the opportunity to buy from a range of homes including studios, one, two and three bedroom apartments and penthouses.
The existing Cambridge train station, which is just a 10 minute bike ride away, already has direct services into King's Cross within 45 minutes, as well as direct services to Liverpool Street and regionally to Newmarket. Cambridge Riverside is also ideally located for international buyers as it is 35 minutes away from Stansted Airport by car or within easy distance by train.
Tina Dedman, Berkeley's Director of Sales and Marketing, comments: "Cambridge Riverside is proving to be extremely popular amongst professionals working in Cambridge or its nearby science parks who want to take up the rare opportunity of owning a breathtaking modern home in the heart of this vibrant city".
"The development's central location, its well priced homes with high specification and ideal commuter links are key elements that are proving to be a winning combination with scientists and other professionals working in Cambridge."
Emanuele Algieri, 49, who works as an international Sales Director for radio communications company Sepura, has recently bought a home at Cambridge Riverside for his family.
Emanuele, a married father of three, said: "Cambridge Riverside's location and its peaceful surroundings are perfect for family life. The location is ideal for me to quickly reach the office or for my family to walk into the main shopping streets of Cambridge".
"As an investment opportunity, Cambridge is uniquely placed because it is so near to London. If the peaceful nature of Cambridge and its academic surroundings ever feels quiet then London is only 45 minutes away by train and you can enjoy the West End or take in plenty of shows in the Capital."
The layouts of the apartments at Cambridge Riverside have been designed to appeal to a wide range of buyers, and the high specification homes are spacious in design. Most of the properties feature living and dining areas that are open plan, and the fully fitted kitchens provide the ideal place to entertain guests or simply relax at the end of a busy day. All master bedrooms include fitted wardrobes, and in the two and three bedroom properties there is an en-suite shower room.
All buyers can take advantage of Cambridge Riverside's concierge service and the state-of-the-art residents' gym which offers residents the chance to exercise 7 days a week.
All purchasers benefit from owning a home which is located within a short walk of the city centre and the university's world famous colleges. With a great selection of shops, boutiques, restaurants, cafés and bars, including the Grand Arcade for shopping and the Grafton Centre for entertainment, there are numerous places to enjoy the cosmopolitan atmosphere of this great city.