Sir Christopher Dobson, Master of St John's College, unveiling the plaque
St John’s College, with development manager Turnstone Estates, celebrated the completion of the Maurice Wilkes Building on St John’s Innovation Park in Cambridge on Friday 29th June.
More than 100 guests including family members of esteemed scientist and the building’s namesake, Sir Maurice Wilkes, came to watch the plaque unveiled by the Master of St John’s College, Sir Christopher Dobson.
The speculatively developed building comprises 65,653 sq ft (6,099 sq m) of Grade A office and R&D space. The scheme was fully committed prior to completion to occupiers including Darktrace, PricewaterhouseCoopers and Mewburn Ellis.
Chris Ewbank, Senior Bursar at St John’s College comments: “We are pleased to commemorate Sir Maurice Wilkes, computer pioneer, in completing this state of the art office building on the St John’s Innovation Park. We were very pleased to welcome the family of Maurice Wilkes to celebrate the buildings opening.”
Rob Sadler, Head of Office at Savills Cambridge, comments: “Providing high quality office space, the Maurice Wilkes Building is undoubtedly best in class when it comes to business accommodation in Cambridge. It is therefore unsurprising that we attracted extensive interest from prospective tenants prior to completion”.
Chris Goldsmith of Turnstone Estates adds: “It is testament to the strength of the scheme that we have had such an excellent response from occupiers. It has been a pleasure to work so collaboratively with the College and the rest of the team on this highly successful project.”
Savills are joint agents on the scheme with Carter Jonas.