University of Cambridge West Cambridge Site

By | 9th May 2017

University of Cambridge West Cambridge Site

University of Cambridge West Cambridge Site

West Cambridge is a university site to the west of Cambridge city centre in England. As part of the West Cambridge Master Plan, several of the University of Cambridge’s departments have relocated to the West Cambridge site from the centre of town due to overcrowding. A number of other research institutions also have buildings on the site.

Layout

The West Cambridge site covers the area between the M11 motorway, Madingley Road, Clerk Maxwell Road and the Coton Footpath. The area currently contains some open fields and a small lake. As well as number of university departments and private research institutions, the site also has residential areas and a restaurant. The roads on the site are named after famous Cambridge scientists. The Institute of Astronomy is located just to the north of the site.

Buildings

NameBuilt/CompletedFaculty/Organisation
Department of Veterinary Medicine1955Department of Veterinary Medicine
Whittle Laboratory1973Department of Engineering
Cavendish Laboratory (incl. Hitachi Cambridge, Magnetic Resonance and Microelectronics Research Centres)1974Department of Physics
British Antarctic Survey1976British Antarctic Survey
Computer-Aided Design Centre1978Aveva Solutions Ltd.
Schlumberger Cambridge Research1984Schlumberger Limited
William Gates Building2001Computer Laboratory
Roger Needham Building2001University Information Services
Schofield Centre1986/2001EngineeringGeotechnical Research Group
Nanoscale Science Laboratory2003Interdisciplinary Research Collaboration Nanoscience Centre
Electrical Engineering Division Building (incl. Centre for Advanced Photonics and Electronics (CAPE))2006Engineering – Electrical Engineering Division
Centre for the Physics of Medicine2008Department of Physics
Alan Reece Building2009EngineeringInstitute for Manufacturing
Hauser Forum2010Entrepreneurship [Cambridge Enterprise and Idea Space]
Department of Materials Science and Metallurgy2013Materials Science and Metallurgy
University Sports Centre2013Department of Physical Education
West Cambridge Data Centre2014University Information Services
Physics of Medicine & Maxwell Centre2015Department of Physics