Changing conditions in Higher Education and national funding regimes preceded a proliferation of construction projects in universities between 1996 and 2006. This book reviews a hundred projects between 1996 and 2006, and uses 9 detailed case studies from the author's time in charge of capital projects at the University of Cambridge to show us how these projects were conceived, argued for, designed, procured, managed, constructed, and passed on to building users. Readers with an interest in project management, estate management, University management, or the history of the University of Cambridge will find this fascinating and wide-ranging book to be uniquely valuable.
Foreword Acknowledgements Preface 1. A History of the Estate of the University of Cambridge 2. Why did it all happen then, and why so fast? 3. Planning the Estate – Regional and Local Land Planning 4. University Management of Capital Expenditure 5. Management of Building Projects in the University 6. The Sidgwick Story 7. The Rise and Rise of Health Research 8. Development of the University in the City 9. The Road out of Town 10. The West Side Story 11. North West Cambridge – the Planning Stages 12. An Overview, and Lessons Learned from the Decade 1996-2006