Baron Sainsbury of Turville, Chancellor of the University of Cambridge, has opened the new educational and conference facility, the Crausaz Wordsworth Building, at Robinson College, Cambridge.
The £5m seminar building will offer corporate meeting spaces for the academic institution’s conferencing and events operations, in addition to being used as a teaching and learning space for the College’s students.
The building, designed by Cambridge architects, RH Partnership, offers event organisers and delegates the latest high specification technology, including multi-room visual streaming.
Barnes Construction worked closely with the Robinson project team to make sure contractors adhered to a green approach.
Commenting on the new building, Professor David Yates, Warden of Robinson College said: “We are delighted that the University’s Chancellor and the College’s Visitor, Lord Sainsbury, is opening the Crausaz Wordsworth Building and the College is extremely grateful to the donors whose generous gifts have made construction possible. We look forward to welcoming both the academic and commercial communities in the very near future”.
Nick Milne, conference and catering manager at Robinson College, added: “In the past we haven’t been able to satisfy the market for smaller meetings wanting flexible meeting set-ups which is an increasing demand. The new building answers these challenges head on, and grows our appeal within our target markets.”