Howard Group acquired Spillers Mill from Hill Residential in December 2015. The historic flour mill has been redeveloped to create 19 luxury apartments adjacent to Cambridge train station, in the heart of the visionary CB1 gateway regeneration project.

Spillers Mill, a piece of Cambridge history
  • Location

    Located in the prestigious CB1 area of Cambridge
  • Residential

    Comprises 19 luxury apartments
  • Acquired

    From Hill Residential in December 2015


Howard Group identified a unique opportunity to add this piece of Cambridge history to its residential portfolio by acquiring the freehold of this iconic mill building. The unbroken freehold of 19 high-end and individually designed apartments sits directly opposite Cambridge train station.

Originally built for the Foster family in 1896 before being acquired by the Spillers bakery business in 1947, the purchase of Spillers Mill has particular significance for family-owned company Howard Group. The freehold acquisition is a key milestone in the company’s 85-year history and further supports the long-term strategy of developing and acquiring high quality assets in Cambridge and the region.


Howard Group's association with property developers Hill Residential presented the opportunity for Spillers Mill to be acquired off market, with a pre-sale agreement in place prior to completion.



  • Comprises 19 luxury apartments
  • Located in the prestigious CB1 area of Cambridge
  • Original and unique apartments, many with balconies
  • Positioned opposite Cambridge train station


Spillers Mill is located a stone's throw from Cambridge station in the prestigious CB1 area, and within a short walk to the city centre.