BUILDING ON AN INSPIRING PASTCambridge wears its long history on its sleeve, with the medieval, classical and gothic gatehouses revealing centuries of wealth, privilege and achievement.
When you wander through the manicured quadrangles of the college buildings, or take a leisurely punt along the Cam, you're following the steps of Darwin and Newton, Milton and Erasmus, Tennyson and Byron. The earliest college is Peterhouse, founded in 1284, and still retaining its original dining hall. But each college is worth exploring for its architecture, history and feeling of tranquil permanence.
Cambridge's reputation for technology, research and academic excellence are bringing about a major housebuilding boom in key areas close to the city centre.
The prestigious growth of the city's science and technology industries at the expanding Biomedical Campus, soon to be Europe's largest centre for academic and clinical research. This cutting edge and world-leading campus will cover 70 hectares and create 10,000 new jobs. To accommodate the rising population, Cambridge Airport is pledging at least £20 million to upgrade the airport infrastructure and expand as a business hub.
It's significant developments such as these that is seeing unprecedented demand for properties in Cambridge, as well as growth in capital value of almost 30% in just three years.