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Cambridge University Centre

History of the Cambridge University Centre

Listed Building

The University Centre was constructed as a response to the 1962 Bridges Committee which identified a need for a meeting place for non-collegiate graduates and teachers. It was constructed at a cost of c £330,000 and funded by the Wolfson Foundation. Howell, Killick, Partridge and Amis Architects designed the building in 1963 with construction completed in 1967. The building received a Civic Trust Award in 1968 and a Concrete Society Commendation.

A number of additions and alterations have occurred since the building was constructed. These include the replacement of external doors and internal and external glazing, the addition of an external fire escape and a new cold room, and extensions to the boiler room. Internally, most of the main rooms have been refurbished and some have been reconfigured.


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