Crest Nicholson are pleased to introduce Halo, a visually engaging mix of contemporary apartments and house situated in an enviable location off Long Road in Cambridge.
The homes at Halo are designed so form follows function with the look and feel of the space. All homes are contemporary in design with open plan living, high ceilings and large expanses of glazing to flood these stylish new homes with natural light. From the exterior finishes to the detail of the interiors, the development elevates design.
Halo provides the perfect location for City living whilst being far enough away to avoid the hustle and bustle in everyday life. Located on the sought after Long Road, Halo is within easy reach of the M11, Addenbrooke's, the Biomedical Campus and some of the best schools and colleges within the area.
Halo also has excellent transport connections including the bus way through to road, rail and air connections but retains local character due to its proximity to central Cambridge and all this area has to offer.
Being part of the wider Great Kneighton development, all residents at Halo will have access to a large country park, a primary and secondary school and a village centre, ensuring you have all the delights of City living on your doorstep.
Get in touch today to see all our new exciting phase of 3, 4 and 5 bedroom homes has to offer!
The Roof Terrace at The Varsity Hotel & Spa
The Oak Bistro
Orchard Tea Gardens, Grantchester
St John's Chop House
Design for Scandinavian chic to accessorise your home
Cambridge Cheese Company
Ede & Ravenscroft
Cambridge Wine Merchants
Grand Arcade Shopping Centre
Grafton Shopping Centre
Cambridge Botanic Gardens
West Road Concert Hall
Imperial War Museum at Duxford
Scott Polar Museum
Halo has excellent transport connections from bus routes, to road, rail and air travel links, meaning residents have the chance to be based in a desirable location without the need to compromise on the layout or convenience of their immediate surroundings.
The Guided Busway provides a frequent and fast service to keep residents well connected via a nearby stop, with destinations en route including Addenbrooke’s, the Science Park and city centre.
Cambridge Rail station offers commuters a direct rail service into London Kings Cross in just 50 minutes or London Liverpool Street in 1 hour 7 minutes. The M11 at Junction 11 is just a short drive from Long Road, providing direct links into London and to the A14.
However, if you don’t want to rely on the car or public transport to get to places of work or play, Cambridge’s superb network of easily accessible cycle lanes and routes will keep you well connected around the city.
Distances taken from Google Maps and train times taken from National Rail Enquiries. Crest Nicholson is not responsible for the content of external internet sites.
Award-winning developer Crest Nicholson celebrated the summer by hosting an ‘Open-Air’ cinema event for residents at its Halo development on Saturday 19th August. Creating a new community was one of the core values when designing Halo, and this event was an ideal opportunity for local residents to come together and enjoy box office smash hit ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’ in a peaceful setting on the green outside the development’s marketing suite.
For Helen and Geoff Baker, finding a family house near good schools was top of their list when looking for a new home. The couple were already based in Cambridge and loved the city but wanted to be nearer their childrens’ school, the Perse School on Trumpington Road, which is rated ‘Excellent’ by Ofsted.
Award-winning developer Crest Nicholson celebrated success this afternoon at the London Evening Standard New Homes Awards 2017, as ‘The Keynes’ at Halo, Cambridge, was highly commended in the ‘Best out of London home’ category. The leading industry awards recognise excellence within the housebuilding industry, and are judged by a panel of property experts.
Situated in an enviable location on Long Road, Halo is an exclusive collection of contemporary homes, innovative in design and style, and completed to the highest specification with careful consideration for homebuyers’ needs and desires.
Crest Nicholson’s Home of the Week at Halo is ‘The Keynes’, a traditional five-bedroom home with contemporary interiors throughout. Reserve this beautiful home by the end of December, and Crest Nicholson will provide £10,000 towards furnishing your new home.
In an enviable location, set off Long Road in Cambridge, Crest Nicholson’s Halo provides a stunning collection of new homes, perfect for families. The development benefits from a selection of fantastic schools nearby, and is ideally situated for city living yet is far enough from the city to avoid the hustle and bustle.
Good design isn't just about what works in practice. It's how it improves your life. How it makes preparing dinner more enjoyable, entertaining friends more relaxing, or the Monday morning rush more bearable.
The space has been designed for people who have an active and busy lifestyle and want to make the most of a home designed for it. Different elements that have been included for your convenience are the layout of the kitchen and dining spaces, the easy access to balconies or outdoor areas., and the consideration give to lighting. We have embraced the idea of open planing living.
The importance of function and how space is used has been considered at every stage of the design process.
How can your future be bright if you don't have the space and light to grow? Design should let the sunlight in and give room to dance.
Inside we have created a single large open plan living space to incorporate both kitchen and dining areas. This provides a flexible space that adapts to your evolving lifestyle and to accommodate your furniture and possessions. The sense of space is also created through the enhanced ceiling heights of 2.5 metres. The increased height is reflected in the fenestration, windows and brushed steel ironmongery, which maximise access to views and sunlight. Th proportions and positional of windows and exterior doors have been designed specifically to enhance the light brought into the space. Elegant balconies, glass sided corridors and folding doors combine to broad the footprint of the property. This brings the outside in, accentuates the views and increases the sense of space.
From light switches to the flush cupboards, from the window stays to the door hinges, it is the little things that elevate a property. Much focus has been placed on the small details within your home as ha the overall flow and light of the space.
We know it is the interplay of the overall design and the individual elements that creates your home. The properties are all finished to a high specification and the different finishes have been well designed and carefully chosen.
We have considered the aesthetic appeal of the finishes but also their durability and practicality. Materials have been selected to give maturity to the scheme, which will only improve with time as Halo ages. Again, this is in line with our ethos of Form follows Function.
Designed in 2015, to be of its time and to use cutting edge materials and techniques. Classic design is future proof and will continue to shine in 2025, 2065 and beyond.
A busy lifestyle demands efficiency in all areas. Efficiency from a functional layout, to the inclusion of innovations like a communal combined heat and power system in the apartment buildings, to the underfloor heating system to all rooms and the programmable thermostats. We want you to be able to move from room to room with ease and to design the space so that everything you have is at hand.
Efficient an also be interpreted in terms of environmental issues, specifically energy efficiency and sustainability. The properties are rated Level 4 under the Code for Sustainable Homes scheme with high standards of passive solar design and energy efficiency.
Enjoy the excellent design of your home. Quality should always been at hand.
For Crest Nicholson, quality has been about choosing each element of Halo carefully and ensuring that it is the most appropriate and considered choice. whether this has involved selection efficient and functional appliances for the kitchen, choosing attractive and tactile engineered oak flooring, or specifying which shade of Saloni tile that will set off the design of the bathroom.
We want the indoor and outdoor spaces to look and feel amazing now but also to mature to continue to look incredible in ten, twenty, fifty years from now.
Looking outside your home, the city provides a wealth of lifestyle opportunities. Beyond the tourist trail there is a host of cultural happenings, innovative restaurants and tempting cafes to while away an hour.
Cambridge can do everything from Michelin starred dining to artisan coffee, similarly restaurants ranging from the new innovative establishments to city favourites that are tried and tested.
Halo benefits from contemporary architecture from world-class residential architects PRP. All properties have high specification generous interiors with an emphasis on light filled spaces. This high quality finish has been extended to the space surrounding the properties with a central park and courtyard gardens creating high value open space, and ample covered and secured cycle parking.
Our focus has not just been on the interiors and how they are used, nor imply the exterior appearance of the properties. We have also considered the shared spaces around the properties, the vistas and views these will create, and how you may use and interact with these spaces.
The detail of each home is where the design comes in. We have no only considered how the overall space works, but also how each individual element comes together to make it not only functional but also a wonderful place to spend time. Appearances have not been at the expense of usability with materials tested for both their durability.
We are confident that the aesthetic of the Halo development and its emphasis on light and space will make it a place that you and your family thrive. We want you to share our vision for this way of living and for you home to enhance your lifestyle.
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