Girton Town Charity

Suffolk Terrace, High Street

Work is due to start shortly on building a terrace of three almshouses on the former WI Hall site in the Village. These will be accessed directly from the High Street and include adjacent car parking, with one space per house and a private garden with its own amenity area incorporating recycling refuse bin storage. The two end of terrace dwellings will be three bedroom units and the central unit will provide two bedrooms.


The development is two storey and domestic in scale with the height and size in keeping with the other residential properties surrounding the site. Great care has been taken to ensure the materials used will be complementary to the existing character and colour palette of the area, with the exteriors featuring red brick and render with Tuscan clay tiles.

The location of the houses will be within the footprint of the existing WI Hall to minimise any detrimental impact on the maple tree which has a tree protection order. In addition the layout of the dwellings and gardens maintains the privacy of the neighbouring properties.

architect's plan for the houses

The proposed houses will be built with high levels of insulation and energy efficient heating systems and controls to exceed the current minimum Building Regulations performance requirements. Solar hot water and heat recovery ventilation systems are also proposed to maximise energy efficiency.