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

Name Built/Completed Faculty/Organisation
Department of Veterinary Medicine 1955 Department of Veterinary Medicine
Whittle Laboratory 1973 Department of Engineering
Cavendish Laboratory (incl. Hitachi Cambridge, Magnetic Resonance and Microelectronics Research Centres) 1974 Department of Physics
British Antarctic Survey 1976 British Antarctic Survey
Computer-Aided Design Centre 1978 Aveva Solutions Ltd.
Schlumberger Cambridge Research 1984 Schlumberger Limited
William Gates Building 2001 Computer Laboratory
Roger Needham Building 2001 University Information Services
Schofield Centre 1986/2001 EngineeringGeotechnical Research Group
Nanoscale Science Laboratory 2003 Interdisciplinary Research Collaboration Nanoscience Centre
Electrical Engineering Division Building (incl. Centre for Advanced Photonics and Electronics (CAPE)) 2006 Engineering – Electrical Engineering Division
Centre for the Physics of Medicine 2008 Department of Physics
Alan Reece Building 2009 EngineeringInstitute for Manufacturing
Hauser Forum 2010 Entrepreneurship [Cambridge Enterprise and Idea Space]
Department of Materials Science and Metallurgy 2013 Materials Science and Metallurgy
University Sports Centre 2013 Department of Physical Education
West Cambridge Data Centre 2014 University Information Services
Physics of Medicine & Maxwell Centre 2015 Department of Physics