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Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology, West Cambridge Site [Map]

From October 2016, we began to move into our new, purpose built, building on the West Cambridge Site. The move is almost complete.
Please see the directions for further information on getting there by car, train, bus and bicycle.

The address is:

Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology
West Cambridge Site
Philippa Fawcett Drive

Tel: +44 (0)1223 748999


Both the old Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology, located on Pembroke Street, part of New Museums site, and the Institute of Biotechnology, located on Tennis Court Road, part of Old Addenbrooke’s site, are close to the city centre. The Magnetic Resonance Research Centre (MRRC) is located approximately two miles from the centre, on the West Cambridge site.


Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology [Map]


Institute of Biotechnology [Map]

Tennis Court Road

Park and ride; Services from the Trumpington, Babraham and Madingley Road sites stop relatively close to the department.

Parking: Space in University car parks is very limited and available by prior arrangement only. The nearest public car park is located at the Grand Arcade shopping centre. Limited on street metered parking is provided on Trumpington Street.

Public transport: Cambridge railway station is approximately a 15 minute walk and Drummer Street bus station a 10 minute walk from each location.


The Magnetic Resonance Research Centre (MRRC) [Map]


Public transport: From the city centre take the UNI 4 bus service to the West Cambridge Site.

Driving directions:

From the south: Take J13 of the M11.

From the north:  You cannot exit at Junction 13. Continue to Junction 12 (approximately 1 mile South) and rejoin the M11 Northbound back to Junction 13

Travel along Madingley Road towards Cambridge. After approximately one mile, turn right on JJ Thomson Avenue, signposted ‘West Cambridge site, Cavendish Laboratory & MRRC.

To reach the MRRC, walk to the end of the path to the right / south of the Bragg  building, passing the Mott Building and then an open space. At the T-junction, the MRRC is located ahead and to your left. Please use the intercom at the front door to contact the receptionist. 

Note that the MRRC is located to the rear of the Bragg Building, the central building of the Cavendish Laboratory and which houses the reception of the Department of Physics. Reception staff are happy to offer directions if you find it difficult to locate the MRRC.


Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology

West Cambridge Site
Philippa Fawcett Drive


Tel: +44 (0)1223 748999

Magnetic Resonance Research Centre,
c/o Cavendish Stores,
JJ Thomson Avenue,

Tel: +44(0)1223 334777