2018 News: Simon Sainsbury Centre opens.

The new Simon Sainsbury Centre welcomes students and delegates

11 January 2018

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The new £32 million Simon Sainsbury Centre opens at Cambridge Judge Business School, providing 5,000 square metres of new teaching, meeting and …

The new £32 million Simon Sainsbury Centre opens at Cambridge Judge Business School, providing 5,000 square metres of new teaching, meeting and dining space.

Students and Executive Education delegates began arriving this month to the new Simon Sainsbury Centre building at Cambridge Judge Business School, a four-storey, 5,000-square-metre structure that greatly expands lecture, meeting and dining facilities while uniting the school’s activities under one roof.

The project, designed by Stirling Prize-winning architect Stanton Williams, sits on Tennis Court Road in Cambridge just behind Cambridge Judge’s iconic Addenbrooke’s building on Trumpington Street. The project was supported in part by a generous donation from the Monument Trust, whose founder Simon Sainsbury was also one of the Business School’s original benefactors.

Christoph Loch.
Professor Christoph Loch

The Simon Sainsbury Centre will transform Cambridge Judge Business School, providing a physical space that fosters collaboration among students, executives, corporate partners, alumni and others, capturing the ethos and spirit of the School. The creation of the Simon Sainsbury Centre has provided an unparalleled opportunity to re-engage with our global community of alumni and external colleagues, who have been vibrant and active contributors in its creation.

The new space includes two new lecture theatres, breakout rooms, faculty offices and new dining facilities in order to serve all parts of the Cambridge Judge community including degree students, Executive Education clients, faculty and external partners.

“The new building brings together all parts of our community under one roof while maintaining our position at the heart of the Cambridge Cluster. In doing so, it will enable us to continue solving real-world problems in even more diverse and creative ways,” says Professor Christoph Loch, Dean of Cambridge Judge Business School.

Alan Bookbinder, Director of the Monument Trust, says: “The Trustees are delighted to see the new Centre come to life and make such an important contribution to the School’s future. It is a fitting expression of Simon Sainsbury’s enthusiasm for the role of business education within the University of Cambridge.”

Gavin Henderson, Director at Stanton Williams says:

The Simon Sainsbury Centre embodies the identity of the School whilst fulfilling its contemporary needs, adding a further layer to the progressive transformation of this historic site.

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11 January 2018.