Cambridge 2000: university: Union Road: Cambridge Crystallographic Data Centre

Description: university: Union Road: Cambridge Crystallographic Data Centre
Date built: 1992
Architect: Erik Sørensen
university: Union Road: Cambridge Crystallographic Data Centre (Erik Sorensen) map for university: Union Road: Cambridge Crystallographic Data Centre
Date photograph taken: 04 Oct 2000 (Alternative map: Google map)

The building itself resembles a fortress.

The CCDC was formed in 1965 by Olga Kennard in the university's Chemical Laboratories. The architect, Erik Sørensen, had in 1960 been the architect of Kennard's own house, Keelson, 8A Hills Avenue.

From 1969-1976 the CCDC was housed at College House in Lucy Cavendish College.

The data was valuable enough that the centre, although still linked with the university, became an independent company in 1989, with the status of a non-profit charitable institution.

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