The University of Cambridge’s Robinson College plans to build a new £5m seminar building to develop its academic and conference facilities.
Work on the new building is expected to start in July 2014 and finish in late summer 2015. The permanent structure has been designed to create extra space for academic requirements, with plans to make use of the additional facilities for the college’s meetings and events business.
Once complete, Robinson College says the new building will provide a flexible space which can be adapted by event organisers and will look to accommodate the growing demand it has seen for medium-scale capacity conference facilities in the Cambridge area.
The new development will be located within the grounds, within easy access of the main college building. The space will consist of a plenary flat floor room with capacity for 80 cabaret-style and three breakout rooms, each with capacity for 15 delegates, and when combined can offer space for 50 delegates.
“We are thrilled to announce the development of a new seminar building,” says Conference and Catering Manager, Nick Milne. “This is an exciting project for the college, where we can enhance our offering and will greatly benefit the college’s academic community, while also gaining a new conference facility. There is a real shortage of flat floor space for conferences in and around Cambridge, so we look forward to offering clients this additional facility.”
Organisers will be able to book the building as a stand-alone unit for single client use, or for residential and non-residential conferences in conjunction with other facilities within the college.
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