Bell's land sale to generate future investment and boost local economy

08 April 2011

Bell Educational Trust has begun the marketing and sale of the land adjoining its Cambridge campus, situated on Babraham Road on the southern fringes of the city.

The proceeds of the land sale will be reinvested into the Trust to further improve Bell's facilities and services to enhance students' learning experiences and to further improve the scope and impact of the Trust's charitable activities.

The former playing field and paddock land, comprising just over 19 acres, was granted outline planning permission by Cambridge City Council in December 2010 for a residential development of up to 347 dwellings including open spaces, green areas and a footpath and cycleway. The permission also includes scope for the future development of a student residence.

Will Kinsman, Director of Sales and Marketing explains; "For many years, Bell International College Cambridge has been recognised as the premier language school in the region, if not the country. Last year, we commenced a multi-million pound programme of refurbishment and renovation of the Cambridge campus to improve the learning experience for our students and the proceeds from the sale of the Babraham Road land will enable us to invest further in our business - both in Cambridge and elsewhere - as well as extending the scope of our charitable activities around the world.

"International students play an essential part in the economic vitality of many local economies and Bell's continuing investment in the sector will not only secure jobs, but also ensure that the UK remains an attractive place for them to come and study."

For more information about Bell's ongoing programme of activity to improve and develop its facilities, read about Bell's flagship school in Cambridge currently undergoing a multi-million pound make-over.


Natalie Dawe
Bell Educational Trust
Hillscross, Red Cross Lane
Cambridge, CB2 0QU

Telephone: +44 (0)1223 275511
Fax: +44 (0)1223 414080

Notes to Editors

About Bell
Bell is a leading educational charity and one of the largest British-owned providers of English language education services. Each year, Bell helps over 100,000 students, from more than 120 countries through one of its 36 worldwide teaching centres and e-channels, primarily to learn English and other languages. Bell operates 9 centres in the UK. Bell International College Cambridge is the original 'Bell School' founded by Frank Bell in 1955.

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