Commodore Kitchens completes fifth phase of Aura installations

Leading contract kitchen specialist, Commodore Kitchens, has completed the installation of more than 250 kitchens across five phases for Countryside Properties’ Aura Development in Cambridge. Here, FC&A takes a look at the project.


Located in the sought-after area off Long Road in the Trumpington area of the city, the prestigious residential development is close to the city centre and offers a mix of apartments, duplexes and townhouses; all finished to an extremely high standard. Commodore Kitchens’ installations are an integral part of that aspirational specification, with high-gloss handle-less units and modern laminate worktops in the apartments, and veneered oak units along with granite worktops in the larger properties. All kitchen installations feature high-specification appliances and benefit from Commodore Kitchens' complete design, fabrication and installation service.

Commodore Kitchens has been involved in the project since 2011 and worked closely with Countryside Properties’ interior design team to develop the design for the kitchens aligned to the tastes of target buyers and the spatial flow of each property. The completion of phase five marks a major milestone in the development, with further phases expected to be announced this year.

Commodore Kitchens’ Design Director, Darren Mahoney, explains: “There are numerous different kitchen designs and styles across this development depending on the property style and price point but, by working consistently with the developer across all five phases, we’ve been able to create a sense of synergy and deliver consistent quality for every kitchen.

“Neutral colour palettes are lifted by a mix of high-shine, neutral, reflective and natural materials to create stylish and tactile kitchens that complement the interior look and feel while creating a sense of luxury that has been very appealing to buyers.” The Aura development continues a long-standing relationship between Commodore Kitchens and Countryside Properties, a residential developer with a 60-year track record. The scheme was a RIBA Regional Award winner in 2018 and also won a commendation in the Civic Trust Awards in 2019.

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