Clare College in Cambridge is celebrating winning a RIBA Award for its new conference facility, The Gillespie Centre.
Opened officially by HRH The Duke of Edinburgh, the centre was chosen as one of 100 new buildings throughout the UK to achieve ‘high architectural standards and make a substantial contribution to the environment’.
London-based architects van Heyningen and Haward, designed the conference facility which has been built to the highest standards of sustainability, using solar panels and a Ground Source Heat Pump.
Sally Johnston, conference and events manager at Clare College says: “The Gillespie Centre is a major addition to the range of conference facilities we can offer and makes a significant contribution to our Green Management ranking – we currently top the Cambridge University Environment Consulting Society League tables.”
Built on three floors, The Gillespie Centre comprises a 150-seat auditorium and three breakout rooms suitable for between 30 and 150 people.