The houses at Cambium boast living spaces that are cleverly arranged across 3 or 4 floors, and there are impressive, outdoor spaces from which to enjoy the flourishing, outdoor community. At the heart of each house sits a generous, family living/dining room with glazed doors that open out onto your very own garden or terrace. Elegant finishing combines form and function with touches such as ceramic tiles and engineered timber flooring indoors. The exterior has been carefully considered and features LED lighting to the patios and water butts in the garden for rainwater collection. Cambium has been designed to provide optimum green and sustainable living for each and every one of its residents. The design strategy will see green roofs, living walls and the planting of over 30 new trees. All plans have evolved around the retention of the 200 year old oak tree, central to the scheme and which gives the development it’s name. The creation of a vibrant outdoor community is vital for Cambium and, as such, natural play areas and scattered seating have been included to help create a pleasant neighbourhood. Within the living spaces, only environmentally sound LED lighting will be used, though all homes have also been designed to maximise natural light. Air source heat pumps will be included with the houses, which actively avoid the burning of fossil fuels, and extensive water saving methods have been used throughout the development, with even the roof water directed straight into our planters. One of our key aspirations right from the inception of the development has been centred around health and wellbeing how residents can live well and healthily within their homes and their surroundings. This ethos has informed everything from our choice of construction material, our open-plan layouts, the provision of ventilation systems providing constant fresh air into the home, and the use of energy-saving products such as washer dryers and dishwashers. This is also reflected in the landscaping of both shared and private spaces, in order to allow natural interaction and development of a fledgling community. As much as possible we also want to offer healthy travel options for our residents and this is why we have provided secure bike storage, walking maps and one years membership to a car sharing scheme for every household.