Work has begun on the first phase of Stanton Williams’ £34 million masterplan of Cambridge’s Judge Business School
The new 4,790m² Simon Sainsbury Centre – the first building in the masterplan – will house teaching, office and dining space.
The interior of the building features an exposed concrete frame and will have large foyer and circulation spaces which create areas for meetings and informal discussions.
The Stirling Prize-winning practice was appointed in 2013 to redevelop the school’s site and the second phase of the work also includes landscaping and further teaching facilities.
The school has been located within the Grade II-listed Old Addenbrooke’s Hospital for the past 20 years.
The 1860s hospital designed by Matthew Digby Wyatt was first remodelled in the nineties by John Outram when it became the business school’s home, but the building no longer provides enough space.
The scheme is designed as an extension to the original Addenbrooke’s Hospital, creating a ‘unified identity for the site by drawing on the character and materials of the nineteenth century building’.
The project is set to complete in 2017.
Type of project higher education
Architect Stanton Williams
Client University of Cambridge
Project and contract administrator Sweett Group
Cost consultant Gardiner & Theobald
Structural engineer AKTII
Building services and sustainability Arup
Project value £34 million (phase one)