CB1 – the new city quarter for Cambridge

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21 Station Road

Microsoft Research was the first occupier of CB1, choosing to relocate to 21 Station Road from its premises on the city’s outskirts in 2012.

The organisation worked with Brookgate to design a bespoke interior that meets all its needs including flexible, collaborative spaces and creative areas that support the way researchers work.

Many employees are acting professors and lecturers. They host seminars and tech events in the building’s state-of-the art lecture theatre, which is designed to replicate the feel of university facilities.

Key Information


79,230 SQ FT NET

Chetwoods architects

Voice of the community

“Our flexibly-designed CB1 building is conveniently close to public transport and the city centre. The development is progressing well and it’s fantastic that we now have a number of great amenities close by, such as cycle hire, groceries and hotel accommodation.”

Rachel Howard, Senior Business Manager – Microsoft Research