Yesterday afternoon, Thursday 15th October, Baron Sainsbury of Turville, Chancellor of the University of Cambridge, opened a brand new educational facility, the Crausaz Wordsworth Building at Robinson College, Cambridge.

The £5 million 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 Robinson College’s student population

The building, designed by Cambridge architects, RH Partnership, offers event organisers and delegates the latest high specification technology, including multi-room visual streaming, a one-stop shop catering for all conferencing needs.

The picturesque setting, beside the College gardens, and imaginative interior décor has also been designed to appeal to the aesthetic and acoustical requirements of the modern meetings market, whilst remaining empathetic to its surroundings.

The College’s commitment to sustainable practices was an important consideration during construction. Barnes Construction worked closely with the Robinson project team to make sure all relevant codes were applied and that contractors adhered to a green approach.

Commenting on the new building, Prof. 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.”

To find out more about the Crausaz Wordsworth Building and to arrange a tour, click here.