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
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.