The West Cambridge residences, designed in 2004 by leading architects, offers 206 comfortable apartments of one, two and three bedrooms. The site, on Charles Babbage Road, is within easy reach of the City Centre, either by direct cycle path or by the Citi4 and Uni4 bus routes. Bicycle lock-ups are available, and there is limited car parking. See below for interior photographs.
One bedroom flats consist of a double bedroom, shower room (no bath), kitchen area open to the sitting room. There is no washing machine in the flat, but there are separate laundry facilities on-site. All tenants at the West Cambridge site are able to use the on-site laundry facilities.
Furnished flats come with blinds to the windows, beds, wardrobes, dining table and chairs, sofa and armchair, an oven, hob and a fridge. Tenants are expected to provide their own bedding, towels, cutlery, plates and glasses, cooking pots, kettles etc.
Unfurnished flats come with an oven, hob and fridge and blinds to the windows.
Two bedroom flats consist of double bedroom and a single bedroom, have a shower over the bath and space and plumbing for a washing machine. Washing machines are not supplied by the University but can be purchased or hired. One car parking space can be applied for.
Three bedroom flats comprise a double bedroom and two single bedrooms, but have an extra separate toilet and also space and plumbing for a washing machine. One car parking space can be applied for.
The flats have independent electric central heating and hot water systems.
There is a Community Room for tenants’ use, for quiet parties, meetings and other social events.
The University Nursery is adjacent to the two and three bedroom flats.
The West Cambridge Project is an important part of the future development of the University as a whole. The objective is to provide an academic and research environment for the University's physical science based faculties. This will enable certain departments, currently located in the city centre, to re-locate to West Cambridge and allow the vacated space to be occupied by departments which need to remain located in the city centre. The floor space being proposed is made up of academic departments, research institutes and commercial research. The University will be providing social and amenity facilities, together with improved infrastructure to include car and cycle parking, park and cycle facilities, new internal roads, ecological and landscaping improvements.
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