Work starts as first conference booking is confirmedConstruction work has begun on Robinson College’s new £5 million seminar building, just as the College has confirmed its first conference booking for the new venue.
UACES is expected to be the first company to use the 1,200 square metre, two-story building, which is being built by East Anglia based, Barnes Construction, who recently won awards for the construction work carried out at Clare College and Corpus Christi College in Cambridge.
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. The picturesque setting, beside the college gardens, and imaginative interior décor will reflect Cambridge College traditions.
To mark the beginning of construction, conference and catering manager, Nick Milne, with facilities manager, Bill McKim, assisted Barnes Construction team in installing one of the 61 piles needed to support the new building.
“We are extremely excited to see the foundations being laid for the new seminar building”, says Nick Milne, “Once completed, the venue will be a truly unique offering in Cambridge, so we are delighted to have received so many enquiries and already confirmed the first business for this space.”
He adds, “We have ensured that the work we are doing causes minimal disruption to the college and local community, so can only commend the professionalism of Barnes Construction, who are working to a compact schedule to ensure we are ready and open for business in September 2015.”