Gresham Court is now complete – an impressive new building of 85 student rooms and a resident students’ study centre now stands proudly on the edge of Fenner’s with a fine sweeping view to the Wileman Building. We welcomed our first students to the £12m building over the weekend.
The opening of Gresham Court represents an important milestone in the development of Hughes Hall. Occupying a fine site on the historic sporting space of Fenner’s opposite the main College buildings, the new building is linked by a pathway across Fenner’s which runs to the Pavilion Room garden.
The main façade on Gresham Road provides the College with a significant public frontage for the first time in its 131 year history, greatly enhancing our physical presence in Cambridge as well as greatly enriching our academic community. A striking feature is the view through the undercroft across the green sward of Fenner’s to the Wileman building – a wonderful view for the residents of Gresham Court to enjoy.
Congratulations to all of those involved in the Gresham Court project and particularly to our many donors from the UK and around the world who helped to make it possible. An Open Day for donors and members will be held on 28th September at 3:00 pm.
Above: The impressive new building, the Study Centre and the splendid view from one of the new rooms.