This project aspired to bring all of our activities under one roof and also to give us flexibility and a degree of control that would allow us to grow our activities.
How was this project paid for?
We are extremely grateful to The Monument Trust, for their exceptionally generous gift of £13 million to support this project. The donation follows a founding gift of £5 million in 1991 by the Trusts’ founder, the late Simon Sainsbury. That donation helped to establish Cambridge Judge Business School (originally the Judge Institute of Management Studies). The new building is named The Simon Sainsbury Centre in his honour.
The Monument Trust have continued their commitment to the School beyond Simon’s lifetime with this remarkable donation. The Fitzwilliam Museum is also one of the major beneficiaries of the Trust. The remainder of the costs have been met through a combination of a loan from the University and philanthropic support.
The key milestones
Submission of the planning application.
Planning permission granted.
Demolition of hostels.
Completion date of the phase 1 development.
Building unofficially opens for use.
The Simon Sainsbury Centre officially opens.
Our news stories about the site expansion project
Alumnus of the first Cambridge Judge Business School MBA class, Fadi Boustany, contributes to the new Simon Sainsbury Centre building at the Business School. Cambridge Judge Business School is delighted to announce that one of our own, Mr Fadi Boustany and his family, have generously given to support the development of the new Business School building expansion, the Simon Sainsbury Centre. A new lecture theatre in the building, the Fadi Boustany Lecture Theatre, has been named in his honour. Fadi was one of the pioneers who comprised the very first Cambridge MBA cohort in 1991, back when the idea of establishing a world-leading business school in the heart of the ancient University of Cambridge was still a novel idea. He and his class of 19 students adventurously joined the new programme because, as he said: “I was convinced that the University of Cambridge would exceed expectations through the creation of a business school.” That was in 1991, and now, 27 years later, Cambridge Judge Business School has around 9,000 global alumni, multiple degree programmes, and vibrant Executive Education programmes. The new Simon Sainsbury Centre, which opened to students and Executive Education delegates in January, is central to the further transformation…
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. 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…
Groundbreaking ceremony marks start of construction on Cambridge Judge Business School expansion project. A groundbreaking ceremony was held 26 November to mark the start of the construction phase of the £32 million expansion project of Cambridge Judge Business School, which is due for completion in 2017. This year is the 25th anniversary year for Cambridge Judge. "This is a very special occasion," said Professor Sir Leszek Borysiewicz, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cambridge. "25 years ago it was a dream that we would set up a business school here that is distinctive and different." The new 4,790-square-metre Simon Sainsbury Centre, which will include new lecture theatres, seminar rooms and dining facilities, will help further "the integration of the business school into everything the University does," he said. Work began in July to prepare the site for construction of the new building, which is supported in part by a generous donation from the Monument Trust, whose founder Simon Sainsbury was one of the business school's original benefactors a quarter-century ago. The new building, designed by London architects Stanton Williams, will sit directly behind the former Addenbrooke's Hospital building that now houses Cambridge Judge. The expansion will provide world-class teaching and conferencing…
Monument Trust donates an additional £5 million to Cambridge Judge Business School, bringing its total contribution to £18 million. The Monument Trust has pledged an additional £5 million to help finance expansion of Cambridge Judge Business School, bringing its contribution to the building project to £13 million. The generous donation was announced by Cambridge Judge today as work began on the School’s new Simon Sainsbury Centre in central Cambridge. The £13 million contribution by the Monument Trust for Cambridge Judge’s expansion covers 40 per cent of the financing required for the building project, which represents a critical next step in the School’s development. The new building will benefit the Cambridge community and enable a shared experience and interactive working environment for students, faculty and staff, while creating world-class learning and conferencing facilities for businesses participating in the School’s Executive Education programmes. The Monument Trust founded by Simon Sainsbury was one of the original benefactors of Cambridge Judge when the School began in the early 1990s, and the Monument Trust has continued this commitment to the School after Simon’s death in 2006. The new contribution brings the total donations from Monument to Cambridge Judge to £18 million over the past 25…
Cambridge Judge Business School building project approved by city's Planning Committee. Plans for Cambridge Judge Business School to significantly expand its historic premises were approved unanimously today by Cambridge City Council's Planning Committee, subject to the completion of the accompanying planning agreement. Work is expected to begin on the £32 million, two-year project in June, in the 25th anniversary year of Cambridge Judge. The expansion will strengthen the collaborative nature of Cambridge Judge by unifying activities under a single roof, greatly expanding the School's usable space. Currently, nearly a third of degree programme lectures and two-thirds of Executive Education programmes take place in other locations in Cambridge, because existing Cambridge Judge buildings have been outgrown. "We are delighted to receive the Council's go-ahead for this expansion, which will create a shared experience and interactive working environment for our students, faculty and staff," said Christoph Loch, director of Cambridge Judge. This project will enhance the Cambridge region by providing more space for lectures and other public events, further linking Cambridge Judge Business School to the Cambridge Cluster and broader East of England community. Cambridge Judge contributes to the Cambridge-area economy in many ways. These include mentoring assistance for start-up ventures, entrepreneurship…
The latest plans for the evolution of the much-loved Cambridge Judge building will be on public display on 12 June. Members of the public are invited to an open consultation at CJBS on Thursday 12 June to find out more about the School’s plans for development in 2015-17. The latest plans for the evolution of the much-loved building at the heart of Cambridge will be on display from 10:00-19:00 in the foyer, as the School prepares for an expansion that will bring all operations under one roof in a state-of-the-art business school for Cambridge. On display will be a model, master plan and artists’ impressions of the School site as it will look in 2017, when work is complete. Architects, Stanton Williams, will be on hand to answer questions and speak about the new vision for Cambridge Judge. Visitors will also be welcome to tour the inside of the iconic building, fondly remembered by many as the old Addenbrooke's. Dean of the School, Professor Christoph Loch said: "We will start the re-development in 2015, our 25th year, to provide a much-needed new home for the School, which is currently bursting at the seams. Few people may realise that 45 members…
The University of Cambridge has appointed a design team led by Stanton Williams to develop a Masterplan for the expansion of Cambridge Judge Business School The University of Cambridge has appointed a design team led by Stanton Williams to develop a Masterplan for the expansion of Cambridge Judge Business School (CJBS) on the Old Addenbrooke's Hospital site in the centre of Cambridge and to design a first phase of the proposed works, following a competition with a strong field of architects. Other team members include Arup, AKT II, Gardiner & Theobald, Hannah Reed and Stuart A. Johnson Consulting. Cambridge Judge Business School was founded 23 years ago and its reputation as a leading business school is now well established. The masterplan will include new facilities for CJBS, which will enhance its status as a world-class research-led business school. The scheme will include additional teaching, office and social spaces, with phase I focusing on the provision of new spaces for Executive Education. The project will allow all of the CJBS facilities to be located on the old Addenbrooke's site, enhancing interaction and communication between staff, students and the wider academic and business communities. With an overall budget for the masterplan of…
Press coverage about the site expansion project
Arch Daily: “24 projects shortlisted in 2019 RIBA East Awards”
14 March 2019
The Simon Sainsbury Centre at Cambridge Judge Business School designed by architects Stanton Williams is shortlisted for the RIBA annual Regional Awards. The £32 million Simon Sainsbury Centre opened its doors in January 2018, providing 5,000 square metres of new teaching, meeting and dining space.
The Architects’ Journal: “A layering of history’: Stanton Williams’ Cambridge Judge Business School extension”
30 January 2018
A feature about the new Cambridge Judge Business School extension, the Simon Sainsbury Centre, now open to students and Executive Education delegates. The project, designed by Stirling Prize-winning architect Stanton Williams, allowed the School to expand by 5,000 square metres and includes two new lecture theatres, breakout rooms, faculty offices and new dining facilities.
Cambridge News: “Inside Cambridge Judge Business School’s new building”
13 January 2018
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.