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Site expansion project

Section of proposed east elevation on Tennis Court Road

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

Autumn 2014
Submission of the planning application.

Spring 2015
Planning permission granted.

Summer 2015
Demolition of hostels.

Completion date of the phase 1 development.

Early 2018
Building unofficially opens for use.

Spring 2018
The Simon Sainsbury Centre officially opens.

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The School's history

The building housing the School is a refurbishment and extension of the old Addenbrooke’s Hospital, first established on this site in 1766.

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Our news stories about the site expansion project

Cambridge MBA alumnus contributes to the Simon Sainsbury Centre

Alumnus of the first Cambridge Judge Business School MBA class, Fadi Boustany, contributes to the new Simon Sainsbury Centre building at the…

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The new Simon Sainsbury Centre welcomes students and delegates

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

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‘Very special occasion’

Groundbreaking ceremony marks start of construction on Cambridge Judge Business School expansion project. A groundbreaking ceremony was held 26 November to mark…

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Work begins on Cambridge Judge expansion

Monument Trust donates an additional £5 million to Cambridge Judge Business School, bringing its total contribution to £18 million. The Monument Trust…

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Expansion go-ahead

Cambridge Judge Business School building project approved by city's Planning Committee. Plans for Cambridge Judge Business School to significantly expand its historic…

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Invitation to open consultation on development plans for Cambridge Judge Business School

The latest plans for the evolution of the much-loved Cambridge Judge building will be on public display on 12 June. Members of…

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Design team appointed for Cambridge Judge Business School masterplan

The University of Cambridge has appointed a design team led by Stanton Williams to develop a Masterplan for the expansion of Cambridge…

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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.