A milestone has been reached on the construction of the new £5 million seminar building for Robinson College in Cambridge which has been marked with a topping out ceremony.

Conference and catering manager, Nick Milne, helped to install the first of 300 zinc panels that will clad the finished building.  He was accompanied by facilities manager, Bill McKim and Mark Hart from Barnes Construction; the main contractor for the scheme. 

The seminar building has been designed by local architect, RH Partnership, to offer students and delegates the latest high specification technology, including multi-room visual streaming. When completed it will supplement and enhance the college’s existing academic teaching space and award-winning conference facility offering. The picturesque setting, beside the college gardens, and imaginative interior décor will reflect Cambridge College traditions.

UACES is expected to be the first company to use the 1,200 square metre, two-story facility, which has recently been named as the Crausaz Wordsworth Building in recognition of a substantial donation received from an anonymous donor.

Nick Milne said: “We are delighted to have reached this momentous stage in the construction of the newly named Crausaz Wordsworth Building. We have already received a large amount of interest from both new and existing clients looking to book with us for 2015, which shows that we are offering something new that organisations are looking to utilise. The new building represents our dedication to continual improvement and progression, so we are looking forward to welcoming people and proudly stating that it is the only building in Cambridge’s of its kind.”  

To make a booking, or arrange a hard hat tour of the Crausaz Wordsworth Building, please contact the conference team on 01223 332859, or email conference@robinson.cam.ac.uk