Pembroke owns the first part of the Mill Lane site

Pembroke took an important step towards realising the enormous potential of the ‘The Time and The Place’ campaign today as it took possession of the first portion of the proposed extension to the College community on Mill Lane.

The College’s new holdings include the Grade II listed Kenmare House, pictured, dating from circa 1760 and designed by Cambridge architect James Essex, known for his work on Horace Walpole’s famous Gothic villa Strawberry Hill House.

These buildings will help to preserve Cambridge’s world-renowned tradition of small group teaching, in state-of-the-art teaching and study rooms, sensitive to modern learning practices and the ever-widening range of students whom the College admits. Refurbishment of these buildings can begin almost immediately, meaning that they should be in use within 12 months.

The new space on Mill Lane will also enable the College to make fuller use of the medieval domus, including through the provision of new accommodation for undergraduates.

The College envisages a unique scholarly community at the centre of Cambridge’s intellectual life in which undergraduates, graduates, academics and the College’s many visitors and friends think deeply, experiment and exchange ideas.