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13 May, 2021 - 12:49 By Tony Quested

Newnham Mill suite secured for innovative education centre

A not for profit organisation is the latest Cambridge office occupier to be confirmed by Eddisons.

The Cambridge Centre for Learning Spaces Innovation (CCLSI) – a collaborative project between Gratnells Learning Rooms, A4LE and Ecophon – has taken a five-year lease on a second floor office suite at Newnham Mill on Newnham Road, Cambridge.

A waterside landmark building beside Mill Common, within the historic city centre and bordering one of Cambridge’s high profile residential areas, Newnham, the 1,562 sq ft self-contained office suite, will be the education specialist’s first venue in Cambridge from where it will launch in June.

As the first in a network of innovative education facilities centred on the importance of planning and design in the provision of learning spaces and educational environments, the founders of CCLSI – and authors of the publication, Planning Learning Spaces – had not been seeking premises for long before selecting Newnham Mill.

Murray Hudson, of CCSLI and co-author of the book on whose principles the not for profit organisation is founded, explained: “Cambridge was always going to be the choice for the first of our centres for obvious reasons.

“As soon as we saw the mill we were captivated. It is light and airy and full of character, as well as set in a picturesque yet accessible location.

“There are acoustic challenges in the mill but this will allow us to show how drawbacks in a learning space can be overcome.”

Eddisons director Ben Green, added: “There is much talk of the role of ‘the office’ post-pandemic by commentators and this is naturally beginning to feature in the minds of occupiers.

“Cambridge is not immune to this and we are still seeing new office occupiers such as CCLS coming to the city with bespoke property requirements.

“Also, indigenous Cambridge companies are reviewing their requirements as business grows or leases expire in the natural churn of business, setting aside any post-pandemic considerations.

“But Cambridge remains a good place for doing business and the expansion of its office stock during the past decade can only serve to reinforce this position.”

Eddisons and Carter Jonas act on behalf of the landlord at Newnham Mill, Cambridge where a first floor office suite of 2,638 sq ft, with a feature terrace, is available to let.

Viewing is strictly by appointment through the agents. For more information on the available suite at Newnham Mill or other office space to let in central Cambridge, contact Ben Green at Eddisons, tel 01223 467155, ben.green [at] eddisons.com or see eddisons.com/barker-storey-matthews

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