Jesus College announces launch date for new court and facilities

Jesus College, Cambridge has announced a winter 2016 launch for its new lecture hall and conference facilities, intended for the college community and external clients.

The college purchased the Grade-II listed buildings belonging to its neighbours Wesley House, embarking on the West Court Development. These are now being refurbished and reconfigured to provide additional facilities and a landscaped court at the heart of the site.

West Court will include a multi-functional lecture hall equipped with communications technology and able to seat up to 190 delegates. It will also house a dedicated events space, with a café, terrace area and basement bar. There will be accommodation available all-year round.

Some parts of West Court are already available for external bookings. The Webb Library can be used for a wide range of events for up to 180 people. Alongside this the Frankopan Room can be used for smaller meetings and receptions. The oak panelled dining room can seat up to 60 guests for dinner.

Simon Hawkey, domestic bursar said: “We are very excited by the opportunities the West Court Development will bring in terms of the facilities we can offer.”

Zoe Stubbings, conference and events manager added: “West Court will enhance what we can offer in terms of spaces for conferences and events. The new lecture hall will be of particular interest, as will the hotel-standard year-round accommodation.”

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